The appearance of a new Banksy graffito in Bristol more or less confirms his position as the genuine top dog in the current British art scene. His only possible rival is Hockney, now living in comfortable exile in France. Bacon and Freud are dead – in any case one of them was as much Irish […]
16 November 2018
A David Hockney painting depicting an iconic landscape with swimming pool has broken world records in New York. Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), painted in 1972, realised $90.3 million after frantic bidding. This is a world record price for a living artist meanwhile the 20th Century season total passes the $1 billion mark.
8 July 2017
A new gallery opens to the public today in Bradford dedicated to the artist David Hockney. It is a birthday present from his hometown honouring his 80th birthday. The gallery is located in rooms on the first floor in Cartwright Hall a place he often visited in the 1940s and ‘50s.
Reality: Modern and Contemporary British Painting is a new exhibition curated by artist Chris Stevens and organised by the Sainsbury Centre, the exhibition brings together more than 50 works celebrating the strength of British painting, with some of the best and most influential artists of the last 60 years. Major 20th-century artists are represented, such […]
The mysterious chat noir litters (a pun already? Awesome) art history like so much shed fur; the terribly unsubtle feline companion stealing the show in Manet’s ‘Olympia’, that ice cool white Percy out-cooling Mr and Mrs Clark in Hockney’s portrait. Their irresistible allure peppers art and music –check out Rossini’s ‘Duetto buffo di due gatti’; or, an […]
Sotheby’s has announced that it will exhibit works by Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter and David Hockney in India for the first time. The artworks will be open to the public on the 31st January 2014, the exhibition at the Imperial Hotel, New Delhi has been designed to allow Indian collectors to view selected highlights from […]
Forgotten Camden Council collection exhibited for first time Hockney, Hepworth or Frink? The choice is yours. The public are being asked to vote for their favourite works to be included in an exhibition at Swiss Cottage library in Camden. The works in question are all owned by Camden Council and include works by David Hockney, […]