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John Baldessari by David Hockney | © Richard Schmidt
John Baldessari by David Hockney | © Richard Schmidt

David Hockney Returns With A Passion For Portraiture

Picture of Antonia Mason
Updated: 22 June 2016
David Hockney is returning to the Royal Academy of Arts with a much-anticipated new portrait exhibit. As one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, his work has covered many artistic genres from painter to printmaker to set designer. Having split his time over the past few years between Yorkshire and Los Angeles, this latest exhibit takes influence from the LA art scene. Each portrait in the exhibit is the same size and was painted under the same conditions. Each painting was completed within three days and features the same blue backdrop with each subject seated in the same chair. These similarities allow for Hockney’s portraits to come alive in their own individual way, giving emphasis to the personality of the subject rather than their setting. This stunning exhibit is set to be very popular, so to be sure of a viewing, pre-booking is essential.

 

📅    2 July – 2 October 2016: Sunday to Thursday 10AM – 6PM, Friday to Saturday 10AM – 10PM

📍   The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD

 


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