The NGV, Melbourne, Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents David Hockney: Current, a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists.

The exhibition features more than 700 works that Hockney created on iPhone, iPad and in video, with some pieces that are new and others that have never been seen in Australia before.

Highlights include Bigger Trees Near Warter, Hockney’s largest painting comprised of 50 oil on canvas panels, animated iPad digital drawings of still life compositions, self-portraits and large-scale landscapes including scenes of Yosemite National Park. The Four Seasons, Woldgate Woods is a video work showcasing the changing landscape of Hockney’s native Yorkshire, while other video highlights are The Jugglers, and Seven Yorkshire Landscapes.

A dedicated gallery lined with more than 80 recently painted acrylic portrait paintings of the artist’s family, friends and notable subjects is also a major highlight.

David Hockney: Current, is on at the NGV from 11 November 2016 to 13 March 2017.


David Hockney, Barry Humphries, 26-28 March, 2015. Acrylic on canvas. © David Hockney

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