31 May 2017

David Hockney Exhibition Becomes Tate Britain’s Biggest Ever Draw

The David Hockney retrospective that just finished running at Tate Britain has drawn 478,082 visitors past the gate. This makes it the most visited exhibition ever held at the gallery on Millbank, either in its time as the Tate Gallery or since it became Tate Britain in 2000.

10 February 2017

David Hockney iPad Paintings Broadcast Across UK On Large Public Screens

David Hockney’s iPad paintings are currently being broadcast across the UK on large, public screens to mark the opening of his Tate Britain retrospective. From Thursday 9 February, millions of people in the UK will see an animation of Hockney’s brushstrokes building to reveal a painting in his inimitable style. The work – Untitled, 382 – depicts his garden in Los Angeles and this will be its European premiere.

8 February 2017

David Hockney According To Himself – Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

It seems a long time since Tate Britain had a real blockbuster show. Even the Turner Prize, once a focus of popular attention, has received less and less publicity recently, to the point where the dissidents of the Stuckist Movement can no longer be bothered to picket it, even when the annual prize exhibition is held here in London, and not banished to some deserving gallery in the provinces.

6 February 2017

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David Hockney Unveils His First British Retrospective Exhibition At Tate Britain

David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.

4 February 2017

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Why Would David Hockney Want To Revamp The Sun Masthead

Yesterday, David Hockney redesigned the masthead for The rightwing newspaper the Sun, a publication owned by the Australian-born entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch.

9 January 2017

David Hockney Complete Early Print Exhibition To Complement Tate Britain Retrospective

David Hockney’s complete early prints (1961-1964) will be on show at at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert in early February 2017.

19 December 2016

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David Hockney To Be Given Permanent Gallery In Birthplace Bradford

To mark his 80th birthday, David Hockney will be honoured with a permanent gallery dedicated to his work by his hometown of Bradford. Cartwright Hall will become The David Hockney Gallery located in the city centre.

22 November 2016

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David Hockney Commissioned To Design Stained Glass Window For Westminster Abbey

The British Artist David Hockney has been commissioned to design a stained glass window in Westminster Abbey to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

1 October 2016

David Hockney: His Own Brand Of Art History By Edward Lucie-Smith

In the past, David Hockney has frequently irritated art history professionals with his insistent theorising about how certain kinds of Old Master paintings were made, with, as he claims, the use of various optical devices. The historians claim that there is, in most cases, no absolute contemporary proof that this was the case. Why they ask, did those who might have spoken […]

11 July 2016

David Hockney Yosemite Series: Digital Mischief In An Analogue World

Sly and obliquely, but also unmistakably, another Hockney show currently available in London, this time at Annely Juda Fine Art, the artist’s regular dealer, casts doubt on the proposition the Royal Academy exhibition of his recent portraits seems determined to put forward, which is that nothing can match a figurative painting made when directly confronting the subject, with no technology to modify […]

28 June 2016

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David Hockney Yosemite Suite iPad Drawings Presented At Annely Juda London

Ahead of his portraits exhibition at the Royal Academy, David Hockney is presenting an exhibition of iPad drawings at Annely Juda Fine Art.  Completed in 2010 and 2011, this series of prints depicts the dramatic landscape of Yosemite National Park, California and will be on view at the gallery from June 28th – August 19th 2016. The ‘Yosemite Suite’ continues Hockney’s ongoing […]

26 February 2016

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David Hockney: Brimming With Talent But Such A Miserable Git

I would love to say I’ve met David Hockney: I admire him enormously as a draughtsman, especially innumerable portraits capturing likeness with minimum effort and brush-stroke. He just can, and does, execute perfectly first time, which is an extremely rare gift (something Tracey Emin can only dream of). This is why he is worth celebrating, to […]

22 February 2016

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David Hockney: Retrospective

The world’s most extensive retrospective of the work of David Hockney. Widely regarded as one of the most successful and recognisable artists of our time, this exhibition celebrates Hockney’s achievement in painting, drawing, print, photography and video. The exhibition shows Hockney as an intelligent and profound interrogator of the essence of art. Over six decades he […]

29 October 2015

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David Hockney Among New Season Of Tate Britain BP Spotlight Displays

Tate Britain opened its new season of BP Spotlights, including David Hockney’s portrait of George Lawson and Wayne Sleep. A recent gift from the artist to Tate’s collection, this is the first time the work has ever been shown in the UK. It hangs alongside two other double-portraits – Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy […]

30 September 2015

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New David Hockney Portrait Exhibition Announced For RA In 2016

A new exhibition of the work of David Hockney RA titled ’77 Portraits, 2 Still Lifes’ has been announced by the Royal Academy for Summer 2016. The  exhibition which will take place in The Sackler Wing will consist of recent portrait paintings, which will revisit the genre which has played such a major part across his long career. Vibrant, observant […]

8 July 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: EXCLUSIVE David Hockney The Arrival Of Spring

Artlyst has visited Annely Juda Fine Art for an exclusive look at the latest series of works from great British artist David Hockney that opens on 9 July, with his series of 16 iPad drawings and 4 large drawings printed on paper from Hockney’s series The Arrival of Spring. These prints were first shown at […]

29 June 2015

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David Hockney Criticises Gerhard Richter In A Second Scathing Attack

David Hockney has made it clear that his opinion of the work of Gerhard Richter is not going to change any time soon, and it seems that the great British artist really doesn’t like the work. Hockney delivered another attack regarding the work of the famous German painter in an interview printed in the July […]

16 May 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: David Hockney, Painting And Photography

Annely Juda Fine Art presents David Hockney ‘Painting and Photography’. The show explores the artist’s lifelong interest in perspective and the flat surface of the canvas, through his latest series of works created in Los Angeles. Artlyst attended the press view of Hockney’s latest exhibition after the artist travelled back to the UK especially for […]

7 May 2015

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David Hockney Discusses Perspective At Annely Juda Fine Art

Annely Juda Fine Art will present David Hockney ‘Painting and Photography’ and ‘The Arrival of Spring’. The first show is an exploration of David Hockney’s interest in perspective and features a series of group portraits, including those of card players, and other portraits and scenes painted in his Los Angeles studio in 2014 and 2015. […]

19 April 2015

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David Hockney New Perspective Works At Annely Juda – Sneak Preview

A new exhibition of paintings and photography by David Hockney is set to open at Annely Juda Fine Art in May. The show is an exploration of his interest in perspective and features a series of group portraits, including those of card players, and other portraits and scenes painted in his Los Angeles studio in 2014 and 2015. Hockney has […]

27 February 2015

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David Hockney Landscape Reveals UNESCO Beauty Spot Blighted By Fly-tipping

David Hockney has shown a landscape painting inspired by fly-tipping for the first time. The semi abstract depicts an idyllic country lane with a pile of rubbish protruding as the central composition. Mr Hockney released the image, located in Woldgate in East Yorkshire, after a fan visited his latest exhibition and was horrified at the […]

2 February 2015

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Selfies And Horror At Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary presents the exhibition ‘Self’ which posits the question, in a world where ‘selfies’ have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day? The ‘selfie’ has become a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated […]

4 January 2015

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Ai Weiwei: First Major Institutional Survey For Royal Academy 2015

In September 2015, hot on the heels of Anselm Kiefer, David Hockney, and Anish Kapoor, the Royal Academy will present a landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician Ai Weiwei. The show is the first significant British survey of his artistic output, and will include major works spanning Ai Weiwei’s career, as well as including […]

21 September 2014

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Octogenarian Artist Rose Wylie Wins John Moores Painting Prize 2014

The John Moores Painting Prize – one of the UK’s most prestigious painting awards – has been awarded to artist Rose Wylie at the age of 80. Wylie staged an exhibition in 2013, at Tate Britain which was described as “a national treasure” by fellow artist Cornelia Parker. The artist’s paintings have begun to receive […]

19 September 2014

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David Hockney Faxed Art For Charity Auction

Great British artist David Hockney’s work ‘DH at the Beach’ – which was faxed by the artist from California to a Bradford childhood friend in the 1980s – is to be auctioned to raise funds for a charity in York, UK. The work was sent by Hockney from his Malibu beach home to Michael Powell […]

16 September 2014

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For The Love Of God – Art Graduate Lands Job With Damien Hirst

Graduate Sorcha Williams who studied a B-Tec in art and design at the further education college in Aberystwyth between 2004 and 2006, has landed a prestigious job as one of Damien Hirst’s art assistants. The student has since gone on to complete a masters degree in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art. “I […]

5 September 2014

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David Hockney Feature Length Documentary Set For November Cinema Release

David Hockney will feature in a new documentary directed by Randall Wright, the filmmaker who made the definitive film Lucian Freud: A Painted Life. The feature-length documentary will be released in the cinema in November, ahead of its television premiere sometime in 2015. The film has been commissioned by the BBC, controller Kim Shillinglaw, said […]

14 May 2014

David Hockney iPad Drawings: The Evolution Of An Art Medium

David Hockney RA, has distinguished himself throughout his long and successful career as a gifted draughtsman; his confidence and strength of line characterises his work from single line portrait studies, to large scale paintings of LA in the 60s. So established is he that he can retire to Yorkshire and revisit his beloved landscape, and […]

3 February 2014

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Joe Tilson Pioneering Figure of British Pop Art Explored In New Exhibition

Joe Tilson, one of the pioneering figures of British Pop art in the early 1960s has a new exhibition, in Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire. Tilson was famous long before the Beatles and David Hockney. He studied at St. Martin’s School of Art and then at the Royal College of Art. In 1955 he won the much coveted […]

29 November 2013

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Bradford Council Sitting On Art Collection Worth Over £30m

The insurance valuation of artwork owned by Bradford Council, which includes illustrious figures such as David Hockney and LS Lowry has been under valued by over ten million.  The authority had been insuring its collection of 4,000 items for £20m but a new valuation has discovered that 195 pieces in the council’s collection was worth […]

21 November 2013

David Hockney Early Reflections: A Voyeuristic Exploration of Every Day Life

I was brought up with his name in my consciousness but there was always a silence after his name that I never quite understood. He was always the mysterious artist. It wasn’t as if people said to me as a child, ‘Ah yes, ‘David Hockney’, he was blah blah blah.” No, he was just David […]

13 November 2013

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Dulwich Picture Gallery 2014 Programme To Include David Hockney Print Exhibition

An expansive investigation of 60 years of Hockney’s work as a printmaker; a look at Ben and Winifred Nicholson, leading figures of the Modern British movement; and the first major exhibition in the UK dedicated to the work of Canadian artist Emily Carr, the dominant figure of British Columbian art in the first half of […]