The Getty Museum in Los Angeles celebrates David Hockney’s (British, born 1937) 80th birthday in a two-part exhibition on display through November 26, 2017. Self-Portraits opens at the museum on June 27, 2017 while part two, Photographs, opens July 18.
The exhibition is made possible through generous loans from David Hockney, Inc., the David Hockney Foundation and a private collector. Financial support has been provided by Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.
Hockney is recognized as one of the most influential artists of the last fifty years. He made his mark with his unique and playful style while constantly exploring new techniques in media as diverse as using an iPad as a drawing tool.
His paintings, drawings, printmaking and photography stretched the imagination and showed the world an entirely different way to see common images.
In both exhibits, rarely seen self-portraits, photo collage and Polaroid composites, along with the iconic Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2 will be on display.