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DAVID HOCKNEY. 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

24 June – 22 October 2017
Venice, Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art

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English-born but Californian by adoption, David Hockney is among the best-known and most successful contemporary artists.

The figurative element has always played a pivotal role in his chosen genres of portraiture and landscape, and is part of a constant interaction between traditional art techniques and new media.

The eighty-two paintings, all with the same dimensions, form a taxonomy of types and characters, a visual essay on the human body that transcends classifications of gender, identity or nationality. From the apparently limited format of a figure seated against a two-tone background, an infinite range of multifaceted human temperaments emerge, once again confirming the greatness of this master of our times.

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Exhibition co-organised with: Royal Academy of Arts, Londra

In collaboration with : Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

With the support of : Crédit Agricole FriulAdria

Scientific coordination by : Gabriella Belli

Curated by: Edith Devaney

The exhibition will travel to the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, and the LACMA, Los Angeles