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David Hockney Drawing from Life

David Hockney Self Portrait 26th Sept. 1983 Charcoal on paper. 762 x 571.5 mm © David Hockney The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Mod Art
by Alain Chivilò

© Alain Chivilò

With around 160 works from public and private collections around the world, as well as from the David Hockney Foundation and from the artist himself, the exhibition dedicated to the iconic artist David Hockney highlights the pictorial process through the intimate portraits of five subjects: his friend, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; her former partner and curator, Gregory Evans; his master printer, Maurice Payne; the artist himself. The solo show features the artist’s work over the past six decades, with the addition of new works, portraying friends and visitors in the Hockney’s Normandy studio.
David Hockney: Drawing from life. London, National Portrait Gallery: 2/11/2023 – 21/1/2024.
Over 30 new portraits painted between 2021 and 2022 are on display for the first time, in addition to the works featured in the twenty-day exhibition during March 2020. Among the new ones, shown for the first time, the portrait of singer, Harry Styles.

by Alain Chivilò