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 […]

8 October 2013

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Major David Hockney Exhibition Announced For Walker Art Gallery

A new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery of work by David Hockney brings together a unique selection of paintings and prints, which chart the early development of this iconic British artist. David Hockney: Early reflections goes on display at the Walker Art Gallery from 11 October 2013 to 16 March 2014 under The Arts […]

31 August 2013

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David Hockney Assistant Died Of Misadventure Inquest Rules

David Hockney’s assistant has died as a result of misadventure after drinking acid and binging on a range of drugs, a coroner has ruled. The inquest into the death of Dominic Kent Elliott an assistant to the British painter resumed on Friday (30th August)  Thursday’s session found that he had died after drinking toilet cleaner […]

15 May 2013

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Tate Britain Rehangs The Worlds Greatest Collection Of British Art

A new chronological presentation of the world’s greatest collection of British art, opened at Tate Britain yesterday. In a surprise move, the gallery has removed the acres of explanatory wall text, allowing the public to enjoy the art works for the sake of it. Visitors may now experience the national collection of British art in […]

2 May 2013

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George W Bush Joins David Hockney In Creating Tablet Art

This week former president George W  Bush dedicated his library and Museum to the US nation. It has become an American tradition, to build a museum where documents and presidential papers are stored for posterity.  The library and museum, along with Bush’s policy institute, are housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center. It is […]

19 March 2013

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David Hockney’s Assistant Dies After Illness At Artists Bridlington Home

David Hockney’s assistant has died after being rushed to the hospital from the artists Bridlington home. Dominic Elliott, 23, a keen rugby and hockey player passed away on Sunday following a severe bout of vomiting, it was reported. The Humberside Police were treating his death as unexplained, and a post-mortem examination will take place, later […]

13 March 2013

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Four Hundred Years of British Art: Explored At American University Gallery

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s collections of British Art is explored in a new exhibition which constitutes the important impact that the UK has had on global art trends. This comprehensive survey will be the first of its kind in over two decades to draw on the nearly 300 British objects held by the […]

12 January 2013

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David Hockney’s Landmark Egyptian Painting Auctioned In London

Christie’s London are offering David Hockney’s ‘Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes’ (1963) in their February Post-War & Contemporary Art sale. This is an early landmark painting by the British artist known for his painterly Pop realism. The work stands as the only canvas to commemorate David Hockney’s first trip to Egypt […]

5 January 2013

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Gallerist John Kasmin Curates London Art in the Sixties

The New Situation, Art in London in the Sixties is a new exhibition planned for Autumn 2012. Curated by the iconic Art Dealer John Kasmin, a figure who formed much of the artistic taste during the Postwar period. The show will be held at Sotheby’s in its New Bond Street galleries, from 4th-14th September. It […]

15 November 2012

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Royal College of Art Marks 175 Years Of Excellence

The Royal College of Art has been an institution of excellence since 1837. In the beginning the Government School of Design opened in Somerset House, on the Strand in London. It was the world’s first, publicly funded design school. 175 years later and now known as the Royal College of Art, it is the world’s […]

6 November 2012

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New Tate Exhibition Explores Glam The Performance of Style

A new exhibition exploring the ‘Glam era’ of the early 1970s is to be critically evaluated for the first time in an ambitious new exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Glam, the extravagant pop style and sensibility which emerged during the period 1971-5, embraced high and low culture and played with identity and gender definitions. The exhibition […]

26 October 2012

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David Hockney Unveils A Bigger Picture In Cologne Germany

In 1964, as a young artist David Hockney left his Yorkshire home for Los Angeles, desirous of Hollywood glamour and the lifestyle that the West Coast depth of field and darkness of shadow had to offer. Hockney’s swimming pool paintings are among the most popular pictorial icons of the 1960s. He became famous the world […]

18 October 2012

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Royal College Of Art Celebrates 175 Years With Major New Exhibition

Back in 1837, the Government School of Design opened its doors in Somerset House on the Strand in London as the world’s first, publicly funded design school. 175 years later and now known as the Royal College of Art, it is the world’s oldest art and design university in continuous operation. Its first students comprised […]

13 June 2012

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Apple Set To Take Art World By Storm

Apple has finally launched its latest and greatest Macbook which is set to take the art world by storm. With every new launch for Apple comes a great deal of new features, some of them useful and some of them simply a way to promote a new better, greater, faster product. Although this new update […]

29 May 2012

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Artist David Hockney’s Order of Merit investiture

The Yorkshire born, Internationally renounced artist David Hockney was appointed a member of the Order of Merit ,by the Queen, at Buckingham Palace last week. The award recognises distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture, and is limited to 24 living recipients at one time from commonwealth […]

29 May 2012

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London Prepares For A Diverse Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The 244th edition of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition gets underway next week with a series of press views and special openings. The world’s largest open submission contemporary art show will be continuing  the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. […]

24 May 2012

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Queen Glitters For The Arts At Royal Academy

Hockney and Rego Greet Monarch With A Diamond Welcome Over 850 of the best known artists, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers, musicians, as well as fashion designers, have  attended a reception at the Royal Academy to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  David Hockney and Dame Paula Rego, representing the art world, Dame Vivienne Westwood and Sarah […]

4 May 2012

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Damien Hirst & Stella McCartney Give Art To Yoga Charity

Major artists including Damien Hirst and Stella McCartney have donated artwork to a charity auction, the proceeds of which will go towards a Special Yoga Therapy Centre in London. The auction – going by the title ‘Raising The Roof’ – also includes artworks by  Tracey Emin, Banksy, David Hockney, Gavin Turk, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marc Quinn, […]

19 April 2012

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Gavin Turk Announced As President Of National Open Art Competition

Gavin Turk ups his commitment to NOAC – fast becoming the UK’s most important open art competition The National Open Art Competition has revealed key YBA Gavin Turk as their new Artist’s president. Formerly the Chairman of the Judges from 2009-2011, Turk has now increased his commitment to the competition, now in its 15th year. […]

3 April 2012

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Damien Hirst Beats Beatles In Peter Blake Album Redesign

Artists Dominate Peter Blakes Redesign Of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Sleeve The album cover for the Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is one pop culture’s most iconic images. It was co-designed by Sir Peter Blake in 1967; and now, in celebration of his 80th birthday, Blake has created an […]

28 February 2012

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Roy Lichtenstein Does David Hockney Chinese Style

Gagosian Gallery in New York to present an exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein’s Landscapes in the Chinese Style Throughout his prodigious career Lichtenstein mined antecedent imagery, taking inspiration from a diverse array of sources, from comic strips and advertising slogans to classical architecture and the art of the European Modernists. Captivated by traditional Chinese painting, in particular […]