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Exhibition On Screen: David Hockney at The Royal Academy of Arts

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CHANGE OF START TIME: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Exhibition on Screen

David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016


Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney the film offers rare insights into the man behind such iconic works as A Bigger Splash and A Closer Grand Canyon. In conversation with Tim Marlow (Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts), Hockney reveals anecdotes from across his artistic and personal life - from his first trip abroad to Egypt in 1963, to the effects of the death of his close friend Jonathan Silver in 1997, right up to today.

Directed by Phil Grabsky and presented by Tim Marlow For A Bigger Picture Hockney returned to his native Yorkshire. This return to home was cathartic for Hockney and saw him capture the changing landscape through the seasons, using new techniques, not least iPad drawings and video. Four years later for 82 Portraits and One Still Life, Hockney also adopted a new mode of working, inviting sitters to his studio with a strict deadline of three days for each portrait. The 82 finished paintings are themselves one complete work.

The film features expert insights from art critics Martin Gayford and Jonathan Jones, and Edith Devaney (Senior Contemporary Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts) who twice sat for Hockney to paint.

The film also provides a rare chance to explore two of Hockney's landmark exhibitions from his late career, guided by the exhibitions' curatorial team and the artist himself. A Royal Academician since 1991, Hockney has a close relationship with the institution, creating both exhibitions specifically for the gallery spaces and thus making them entirely unique shows.

This screening takes place in the Beecroft Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.





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