Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney
27 JUN 2017 - 26 NOV 2017
To celebrate David Hockney’s eightieth birthday and his long and continuing artistic career, this exhibition features one of the Getty Museum’s most iconic works—Pearblossom Hwy., 11–18th April 1986, #2—alongside a small selection of drawn and photographic self-portraits borrowed from the artist’s studio. Hockney’s famous photo collage is remarkable both for its synthesis of mundane observations of a road trip to California’s Antelope Valley and for its innovative reimagining of perspectival vision. Laced with the same wit and sensitivity, the self-portraits display an intense scrutiny of the artist’s features over a period of more than fifty years.