Recently, I attended the exclusive preview of the David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain. Here, I present some of my favourite works of this beautifully curated exhibition.
Running from 9 February – 29 May 2017, it celebrates Hockney’s achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades. Hockney is one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century.
Relation to Andy Warhol
‘David Hockney’ by Andy Warhol, 1974
Andy Warhol and David Hockney always kept in contact over the years, and each did the other’s portrait. In 1987, the year he died, Warhol asked Hockney to create a cover for his Interview magazine. Hockney: “We spent an afternoon with Warhol at the Factory, and Warhol told us he was going to have his gallbladder removed the next week. We flew back to Los Angeles only to hear the news that Warhol had died two days after the surgery.” That April, Hockney attended the memorial service at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and that night, looking over the Manhattan skyline, he said,“Now that Andy is gone, how will people know what the hot spot is each night? Andy always knew.”
I definitely recommend everyone to attend this amazing exhibition.
More information under: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney