Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney
June 27–November 26, 2017, Getty Center
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David Hockney">David Hockney is considered one of the most important British artists of the twentieth century. His work demonstrates an enduring curiosity about technique and a distinctive, playful style. To celebrate his eightieth birthday, this focused two-part exhibition includes self-portraits made over the past sixty-five years and key photographs from the 1980s that investigate time and perspective.
Featuring the iconic Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, the photographs explore Hockney’s novel Polaroid composites and photo collages. His self-portraits, including prints, paintings, photographs, and iPad drawings, reveal his flamboyant fashion sense and reactions to aging.
For their support of the exhibition, the Getty Museum acknowledges and thanks Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.