Exhibition: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

This exhibition runs from Thu, 27th Feb 2020 to Sun, 28th Jun 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

27th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
28th Feb 2020  
(10am - 9pm)
29th Feb 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
1st Mar 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
2nd Mar 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
3rd Mar 2020  
(10am - 6pm)
4th Mar 2020  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 27th Feb 2020

Cost: £20

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.

Featuring around 150 works from public and private collections across the world, as well as from the David Hockney Foundation and the artist, the exhibition will trace the trajectory of his practice by revisiting these five subjects over a period of five decades. Highlights include a series of new portraits; coloured pencil drawings created in Paris in the early 1970s; composite Polaroid portraits from the 1980s; and a selection of drawings from an intense period of self-scrutiny during the 1980s when the artist created a self-portrait every day over a period of two months.

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