press release

David Hockney's rendering of his friends Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark in Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy is a highlight of the exhibition.

The best-known British artist of his generation, David Hockney portrays friends, family, and lovers—and himself—in works that have become icons of our times. For five decades, David Hockney’s portraits have expressed this influential artist’s passion for life. Curious, experimental, and clear-eyed, Hockney is a master of many media, engaging directly with his subjects from mod Londoners to LA’s coolest, creating memorable images of his parents, fellow artists, and companions. The exhibition, the first devoted solely to Hockney’s portraiture, premieres at the MFA.

Exhibition organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the National Portrait Gallery, London, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.


David Hockney. Portraits
Organisation: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Portrait Gallery, London
Kooperation: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

26.02.06 - 14.05.06 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
04.06.06 - 27.08.06 Los Angeles County Museum of Art
28.09.06 - 21.01.07 National Portrait Gallery, London