In “82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life”, David Hockney offers a vibrant and intimate view of people with whom he has developed relationships over the past 50 years. The majority of the portraits were painted in Hockney’s Los Angeles studio, all from life and over a period of two or three days, which the artist has described as “a 20-hour exposure”. None of Hockney’s portraits is commissioned; for this series he invited family, members of his staff, and close friends to sit for him – including several curators, art dealers, and collectors with local and international renown.
This exhibition originated at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and has travelled to Melbourne, Venice and Bilbao.
Exhibition 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life, David Hockney, Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Until 29 July 2018