2014: Hockney, Printmaker
5 February 2014 - 11 May 2014
This joyous show of his 60-year printmaking career reminds us that, for all his grumbles lately, David Hockney has been one of Britain's great artists - Alastair Smart, The Telegraph
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the artist’s first print this show celebrates David Hockney’s long and fruitful career as a printmaker. Over 100 carefully chosen works give a highly instructive and entertaining overview of the artist’s graphic career and reveal the thought and technical expertise that underlies the artist’s extensive print oeuvre.
Concentrating on Hockney’s two main print techniques - etching and lithography - the show includes well known works such as A Rake’s Progress, 1961-63 andIllustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1969 alongside portraits of some of Hockney’s famous sitters and friends. Later works will include a selection of ‘homemade prints’ which Hockney devised in the early 1990s using photocopiers plus examples of ‘computer drawings’ such as Rain on the Studio Window, 2009- a prelude to the artist’s renowned iPad works.
The exhibition is curated by Richard Lloyd, Head of Prints & Multiples, Christies, New York.
Hockney, Printmaker was part of Dulwich Picture Gallery's touring exhibition programme:
The Bowes Museum: 7 June – 28 September 2014