Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-1 by David Hockney born 1937

David Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain

The David Hockney retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain is said to be his most comprehensive yet, showing how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before.

More than 250 works – paintings, drawings, prints, photography, and even video – from across six decades come together as Hockney heads towards his 80th birthday.

From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public  –  this exhibition offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together.

The rich bohemia of Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy (1970-1), depicting dress designer Ossie Clark and the fabric designer Celia Birtwell (plus their cat, percy), is one of my favourite EVER paintings (see main image above), but the pastel palette of A Bigger Splash (1967) feel so very Wes Anderson; so very RIGHT NOW:

A Bigger Splash 1967 by David Hockney born 1937

David Hockney is at Tate Britain until 29th May 2017;

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