David HOCKNEY at the MET

AN ARTIST'S ACHIEVEMENTS ACROSS ALL MEDIA

 
 A Bigger Splash | 1967 | Acrylic on canvas | Tate, purchased 1981 © David Hockney, Photo Credit: ©Tate, London 2017

A Bigger Splash | 1967 | Acrylic on canvas | Tate, purchased 1981
© David Hockney, Photo Credit: ©Tate, London 2017

 

A bigger splash… or a splash of colour in the dark season of the year: The Metropolitan Museum of Art honors the artist in the year of his 80th birthday by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present. Working in a wide range of media with equal measures of wit and intelligence, David Hockney, has examined, probed, and questioned how to capture the perceived world of movement, space, and time in two dimensions.

From his early engagement with modernist abstraction and mid-career experiments with illusion and realism, to his most recent, jewel-toned landscapes, Hockney has consistently explored the nature of perception and representation with both intellectual rigor and sheer delight in the act of looking.

The recently opened exhibition DAVID HOCKNEY takes place at the MET in the Gallery 999 and offers a grand overview of the artist’s achievements across all media, including painting, drawing, photography, and video.

 

Insight the gallery during the current exhibition DAVID HOCKNEY
(from left) pair portraits, early works and Los Angeles
pictures by © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 
 David Hockney at The Met, 2017 | Gallery 6 | Assembled Views © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

David Hockney at The Met, 2017 | Gallery 6 | Assembled Views
© The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

EXHIBITION DATES: November 27, 2017 to February 25, 2018
LOCATION: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Galleries, Gallery 999
MORE ABOUT THE SHOW: www.metmuseum.org