Fruit on a Bench, 6th, 7th, 8th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
2016

82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

In July 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life opens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The show marks the culmination of the series on which Hockney began working in 2013. The single still-life in the exhibition, of fruit and vegetables on a bright [NESTED]blue bench, was painted when one of the sitters cancelled at the last minute—a testament to Hockney’s enduring sense of humor.

Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life", 2015
Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life", 2015
J-P Gonçalves de Lima, 11th, 12th, 13th July 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Bing McGilvray, 23rd, 24th, 25th August 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Richard Sassin, 9th, 10th, 11th September 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Douglas Roberts, 17th, 18th, 19th September 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Greg Rose, 20th, 21st, 22nd September 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Larry Gagosian, 28th, 29th September 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jonathan Mills, 1st, 2nd, 3rd October 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
George Snyder, 7th, 8th October 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Joan Agajanian Quinn, 16th, 17th, 18th October 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Kevin Druez, 28th, 29th, 30th October 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Chloe McHugh, 9th, 10th, 11th November 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Dr. Leon Banks, 12th, 13th, 15th November 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
David Stoltz, 16th, 17th, 19th November 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Oliver Goulds, 25th, 26th, 27th November 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Gregory Evans, 1st, 2nd, 3rd December 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Martin Gayford, 4th, 5th, 6th December 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Benedikt Taschen, 9th, 10th, 11th December 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
John Baldessari, 13th, 16th December 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Bing McGilvray, 21st, 22nd, 23rd December 2013 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Peter Goulds, 31st December 2013, 1st, 2nd January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Stephanie Barron, 7th, 8th, 9th January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Dagny Corcoran, 15th, 16th, 17th January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jonathan Wilkinson, 19th, 20th, 21st January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Kate Pynoos, 23rd, 24th, 25th January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Avner Chaim, 27th, 28th, 29th January 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Merle Glick, 1st, 2nd, 3rd February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jacob Rothschild, 5th, 6th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Douglas Baxter, 8th, 9th, 10th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Ray Charles White, 12th, 13th, 14th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Ivan Schreiber, 24th, 25th, 26th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Sam Perlman, 15th, 16th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jack Perlman, 17th, 18th February 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Rita Pynoos, 1st, 2nd March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jim McHugh, 3rd, 4th, 5th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Fruit on a Bench, 6th, 7th, 8th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Ayn Grinstein, 10th, 11th, 12th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Irving Blum, 17th, 18th, 19th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Brad Bontems, 22nd, 23rd, 24th March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Paul Gray, 29th, 30th, 31st March 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jackson McCoy, 4th, 5th, 6th April 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Arthur Lambert, 11th, 12th, 13th April 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Ian Gray, 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Maurice Payne, 30th May, 1st, 2nd June 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Augustus and Perry Barringer, 16th, 17th June 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
John Fitzherbert, 17th, 18th, 19th July 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Oona Zlamany, 22nd, 23rd July 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Gary Wood, 28th, 29th, 30th December 2014 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Doris Velasco, 5th, 6th January 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Julie Green, 11th, 12th, 13th January 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Jonathan Mills, 16th, 17th, 18th January 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Sir Norman Rosenthal, 30th, 31st January, 1st February 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Patricia Choxon, 23rd, 24th, 25th February 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
David Juda, 22nd, 23rd, 25th March 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Barry Humphries, 26th, 27th, 28th March 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Charlie Scheips, 6th, 7th, 8th June 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Priscilla Velasco, 15th, 16th, 17th June 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Richard Benefield, 27th, 28th, 29th June 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Don Cribb, 3rd, 4th, 5th July 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Pierre Saint-Jean, 7th, 8th, 10th July 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Brian Hastings, 18th, 19th, 20th July 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Hunter Schmidt, 24th, 25th, 26th July 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Holden Schmidt, 27th, 28th, 29th July 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Liz Goulds, 3rd, 4th, 5th August 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Caroline Cushing Graham, 10th, 11th, 12th August 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Margaret Hockney, 14th, 15th, 16th August 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Pauline Ling, 20th, 21st, 22nd August 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Isabella Clark, 26th, 27th, 28th August 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Celia Birtwell, 31st August, 1st, 2nd September 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Andrew Palmer, 4th, 5th, 6th September 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Bing McGilvray, 28th, 29th, 30th September 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Alex Calderon, 5th, 6th, 7th October 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Didier Ottinger, 21st, 22nd, 23rd October 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Rufus Hale, 23rd, 24th, 25th November 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Matthias Weischer, 9th, 10th, 11th December 2015 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Helen Hockney, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th January 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
John Hockney, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th January 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
J-P Gonçalves de Lima, 15th, 16th, 17th January 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Hans Werner Holzwarth, 25th, 26th, 27th January 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Dominique Deroche, 4th, 5th, 6th February 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Edith Devaney, 11th, 12th, 13th February 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Frank Gehry, 24th, 25th February 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Earl Simms, 29th February, 1st, 2nd March 2016 from "82 Portraits and 1 Still Life"
Hockney with his 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life

A History of Pictures

In October, a new book by David Hockney and Martin Gayford is released: A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen. The conversational format of the book explores Hockney’s ongoing fascination with the optical [NESTED]devices artists have used over the ages as well as his personal philosophy of picture-making or depiction.

What makes a work of art? I don’t know .... I’d prefer to say I’m making pictures—depictions. We’ve had a great many histories of art, what we need now is a history of pictures.

What makes a work of art? I don’t know .... I’d prefer to say I’m making pictures—depictions. We’ve had a great many histories of art, what we need now is a history of pictures.

Pictures will go on changing, as they always have in the past. In the twenty-third century they won’t look back at twenty-first-century television, and think: Well, this was reality, as it looked then! They’ll regard it as some old-fashioned method of depiction .... One thing that is not going to be destroyed, though, is drawing. There are many handmade images in the digital world. For example, video games are drawn pictures. And a lot of them are rather good, actually. Now you can live in a virtual world if you want to, and perhaps that’s where most people are going to finish up—in a world of pictures.

Garden No. 3, 2016

Australia

David Hockney: Current opens in November at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. This marks the second presentation of 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life—Hockney considers the installation a single work of art. Bigger Trees near Warter or/ou Peinture sur le motif pour le Nouvel Age Post-Photographie 2007 is shown in a gallery with full-scale digital reproductions of the painting on each of the other three walls, providing a total surround experience. The large exhibition also includes multi-camera movies, iPhone and iPad drawings, and photographic drawings printed on paper.

"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne
"David Hockney: Current" at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne

Sumo

Later in the year, Taschen publishes a sumo-sized survey of more than 60 years of Hockney’s work curated by the artist himself. It truly is A Bigger Book at 27 1/2 by 19 5/8 [NESTED]inches, and weighing in at 78 pounds; it includes reproductions of more than 450 works of art over 498 pages. Accompanying it is a separate, 680-page illustrated chronology.

Hockney with the "bigger" advertising for the sumo book
Hockney with the "bigger" advertising for the sumo book

Exhibitions

Solo

  • David Hockney: From the Beginning, River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames (Feb 13–Jun 5).
  • The Yosemite Suite, Pace New York (Apr 28–Jun 18); travels to Annely Juda Fine Art, London (Jun 28–Aug 19), L.A. Louver, Venice, CA (Jul 13–Oct 1), and Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo (Oct 1–Nov 26); postcard book.
  • David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, Royal Academy of Arts, London (Jul 2–Oct 2); catalogue with texts by Tim Barringer, Edith Devaney, and David Hockney.
  • David Hockney: I Draw, I Do, Metropolitan Arts Centre, Belfast (Aug 19–Oct 16).
  • David Hockney Prints, Machida City Museum of Graphic Prints, Japan (Oct 1–Nov 23); catalogue.
  • David Hockney: Current, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (Nov 11, 2016–Mar 13, 2017); catalogue with texts by Barbara Bolt, Li Bowen, Edith Devaney, Martin Gayford, and Simon Maidment.

Group

  • Generation Painting 1955-65: British Art from the Collection of Sir Alan Bowness, Downing College, Cambridge (Feb 6–May 22).
  • Magical Designs for Mozart's "Magic Flute," New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, New York (Apr 1–Aug 27); travels to Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH (Sep 29, 2016–Jan 8, 2017).
  • Britain in the World, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (May 11–Dec 31).
  • Gardens of the World, Museum Rietberg, Zurich (May 13–Oct 9).
  • California: The Art of Water, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford, CA (Jul–Nov).
  • Lines of Thought, organized by The British Museum, London; travels to Poole Museum, Poole (Sep 3–Nov 6), Hull University Art Collection, Hull (Jan 3–Feb 28), and Ulster Museum, Belfast (Mar 10–May 7); catalogue.
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (Sep 9, 2016–Jan 29, 2017); catalogue.
  • Nude: From Modigliani to Currin, Gagosian Gallery, New York (Sep 20–Nov 19); catalogue with text by Michael Cary.
  • People on Paper, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, U.K.(Oct 29–Dec 17).
  • This Was Tomorrow: The Invention of Pop Art in Great Britain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (Oct 30, 2016–Feb 19, 2017); catalogue.
  • Nude: Masterpieces from Tate, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (Nov 5, 2016–Feb 5, 2017); travels to Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand (Mar 18–Jul 16, 2017); Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (Aug 11, 2017–Feb 4, 2018); Yokohama Museum of Art (Mar 24–Jun 24, 2018).
  • British Invasion, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA (Nov 19, 2016–Jan 22, 2017).
  • A Closer Look: Portraits from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle (Dec 2, 2016–Feb 26, 2017).

Publications

Publications

  • David Hockney–A Bigger Book: Chronology, edited by David Hockney and Hans Werner Holzwarth, Cologne: Taschen.
  • David Hockney and Martin Gayford, A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen, London: Thames & Hudson; New York: Harry N. Abrams.