In collaboration with London’s Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Centre Pompidou will present the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition ever devoted to the work of David Hockney.
The exhibition celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday, retracing his entire career through more than 160 works (paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings and printed works), including his most iconic paintings (swimming pools, double portraits and monumental landscapes) and some of his most recent creations.
The exhibition includes 'Man in a Museum (or You're in the Wrong Movie)' from 1962 from the British Council Collection.
Born in 1937 in Bradford, David Hockney studied at the Royal College of Art in London. There, he not only discovered American Abstract Expressionism but encountered British figurative painters. In 1964 Hockney moved to Los Angeles, where his painting turned towards the naturalistic. He moved back to Los Angeles after having lived in France and the UK. To date, he has created a series of large double portraits and designed opera sets and costumes.
Moved by a constant concern to ensure a wide circulation of his work, he has successively taken up the camera, the fax machine, the computer, the printer, and most recently the iPad. For him, 'artistic creation is an act of sharing'.
From 21 June to 23 October
Place Georges Pompidou
From 11am to 9pm. Open until 11pm on Thursdays. Closed on Tuesdays.
Full price €14, reduced price €11.
Images : A Bigger Splash, 1967, © David Hockney Collection Tate, London / Pacific Coast Highway and Santa Monica, 1990 © David Hockney, Photo: Steve Oliver Private collection, United-States/ Le Parc des Sources, Vichy, 1970 © David Hockney, Photo: Chatsworth House Trust, Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth / Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott,1969 © David Hockney, Photo: Richard Schmidt, Barney A. Ebsworth Collection / Man in a Museum (or You’re in the Wrong Movie), 1962, David Hockney © David Hockney.