21 JUN 2017 - 23 OCT 2017
The Center Pompidou, the Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum are joining forces to organize a retrospective of the work of British artist David Hockney. This is the first systematic retrospective of the work of David Hockney organized since 1988 at the LACMA in Los Angeles. The exhibition of the Center Pompidou retraces all his artistic career, from his youth works to his recent works (series of portraits made in 2015 ), through the Bradford School of Art. The exhibition explores the fifty years of the artist's career, focusing on the paintings of the sixties and seventies, including those that have contributed to the popularity of his work (Californian Pools series, its large double Portraits). The exhibition's journey is punctuated by cabinets presenting its most important graphic series (reportage in Egypt of 1963, series of self-portraits of 1983 ...).
Superbe expo de David Hockney! à faire absolument!
Having seen this exhibit in London I knew what I was in for, though this time was better in terms of navigating it mostly because I went on a Thursday evening. It's bright colors with a good vibe so worth the visit as a group of friends.
Of course you won't regret going to an exhibition of David Hockney. Some of his works are so bright and colored that it is always a pleasure to admire them. So you'll see beautiful paintings, 16 pools (my daughter count them), interesting photo works and a nice set up. However, I was expecting something extraordinary and I left with a hint of disappointment. I hope I'll be able to see a couple other of his shows on view somewhere else in 2017 to fully satisfy my expectations!
Très bonne surprise