In England, he is revered as an icon of contemporary culture and, for that reason, the gallery has decided to organize a major retrospective celebrating his 80 years of existence.
By Jesús Rosado
British artist David Hockney is considered one of the most relevant exponents of Pop Art, and his influence has inspired more than a generation of creators in the field of visual arts. The multi-talented Hockney has excelled not only in painting but also in photography, printing, set and costume design, as well a host of other creative endeavors.
Tate Britain will honor David Hockney with a retrospective exhibition in 2017
His works — characterized by a vibrant use of color, elegant finishes, and the experimental search—are coveted in the art market, and currently, carry prices that reach the seven figures.
In England, he is revered as an icon of contemporary culture, and for that reason, Tate Britain has decided to honor him in 2017 with the largest retrospective ever organized for the artist, and as a way to celebrate his 80th birthday.
The comprehensive exhibition, which will open on February 9, 2017, will cover the different facets of Hockney’s iconic career, incorporating paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and art videos.
The retrospective—probably one of the most significant exhibitions presented by Tate Britain during the year, and considered the most complete display of the artist's work over the past three decades—will remain open until May 29, 2017.
David Hockney: Caribbean Tea Time
David Hockney. Amaryllis in Vase
David Hockney. Bedlam, 1961-63
The public will have the opportunity to admire works of the artist’s early stage as well as a comprehensive set of portraits of friends, relatives, and lovers, including his famous Self-portrait with Blue Guitar from 1977.