David Hockney
Moving Focus

The focus is always moving in the work of David Hockney (*1937). Great Britain’s greatest living artist does not allow himself to be defined by one particular style and, irrespective of the medium, is constantly reinventing himself. His paintings are meticulously naturalist, then again completely abstract, and more recently he paints with a preference for the iPad.

The retrospective at the Kunstmuseum Luzern is the first comprehensive exhibition of Hockney’s works in Switzerland, presenting works from 1954 to 2018. The exhibition includes his experimental early works, his famous pool paintings and double portraits, playful photographic works and his more recent landscapes both in acrylic and as digital animations. A highlight is the monumental landscape Bigger Trees Near Warter Or / Ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photographique (2007), consisting of 50 canvases and measuring more than 12 metres.

For this exhibition the Tate has granted access to its treasure chamber: on show will be several of their outstanding works complemented by important works on loan from third parties.

curated by Fanni Fetzer and Helen Little

in cooperation with Tate, London

supported by Stiftung für das Kunstmuseum Luzern, Artclub Luzern, Max Kohler Stiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, Rosmarie Amrein, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Kanton Luzern und Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Jubiläumsstiftung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Losinger Marazzi AG, Jubiläumsstiftung der Mobiliar Genossenschaft, Carla Schwöbel, Arthur Waser Foundation, Max Chocolatier, Scheitlin Syfrig Architekten, Stiftung Monika Widmer, MVM AG, National Gallery of Australia among others

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