Hockney met the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s famously charismatic curator, Henry Geldzahler, in Andy Warhol’s studio in May 1963. “Henry and I got along instantly …. We shared a love of music, opera in particular ... and there was painting of course, and we became friends very quickly. He was very, very funny, very clever, and we had the same kind of taste. I thought we had a similar way of looking at life.” The two developed an enduring relationship, and Geldzahler was the subject of numerous portraits as he and Hockney traveled the world together.