The Royal Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of recent portrait paintings by David Hockney, executed over the last couple of years in the artist’s Los Angeles studio. Considered by Hockney to be seen as one single body of work, each portrait is painted on the same sized canvas, in the same time frame of three days, and shows his subjects seated in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background.

  An intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years, his sitters include friends and family, office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian.

David Hockney - 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

Royal Academy of Arts


2.7.2016 – 2.10.2016


 © David Hockney. Courtesy the artist.


 / by Kim Poorters /