David Hockney Portraits - National Portrait Gallery
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AN EXHIBITION produced in close collaboration with the artist and entitled simply David Hockney Portraits, will run from October 12, 2006 to January 21, 2007, at London’s National Portrait Gallery.
This is the first exhibition devoted to Hockney’s portraits spanning over fifty years. This celebrated artist has been engaged with portraiture since a teenager. Self-portraits and portraits of family, lovers, friends and well-known subjects represent an intimate visual diary of his life and artistic preoccupations.
Featuring over 150 works across different media – from the now iconic early double portraits to recent paintings produced especially for the exhibition – David Hockney Portraits reveals how the artist’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work.