"Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney": A Retrospective

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British artist David Hockney is considered one of the most important artists in the 20th century. His works both in illustration and photography are marked with his experimental approach and curiosity through technique and style -- mixing media with paint, Xerox copier, lithography, photography, and more.

David Hockney, "Nicholas Wilder Studying Picasso. Los Angeles 24th March 1982." Composite Polaroid, 48 1/2 x 26 1/2" © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; David Hockney "Yellow Chair with Shadow Los Angeles April 18th 1982", Composite Polaroid, 35" x 20" © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; David Hockney,"Jerry Diving Sunday Feb. 28th 1982", Composite Polaroid, 10 1/2 x 24 1/2" © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; David Hockney, "Blue Terrace Los Angeles March 8th 1982", Composite Polaroid, 17 1/2 x 17 1/2" © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

In celebration of his 80th birthday, the Getty Museum revisits his works over the past 65 years and his iconic photography from the 80's -- the novel instant photograph composites and collages which reveal his study on time and space.

David Hockney, "Paint Trolley, L.A. 1985", Photographic collage 40 x 60” © David Hockney, Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; David Hockney, "Still Life Blue Guitar 4th April 1982, Composite Polaroid, 24 1/2 x 30" © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt; David Hockney, Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2, April 11-18, 1986, Chromogenic prints mounted on paper honeycomb panel, 181.6 × 271.8 cm (71 1/2 × 107 in.), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © 1986 David Hockney, 97.XM.39

Moreover, the self-portraits portion present all of his drawn and photographed self-portraits, from when he was a 17-year-old art student up to his iPad studies in 2012.

The show will run through November 26.


Images are from the press kit.

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