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Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

June 27–November 26, 2017
The Getty Center

Self-Portraits: June 27–November 26, 2017
Photographs: July 18–November 26, 2017

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.