The David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition held at the de Young Museum will end on January 20, 2014, and if you haven’t stopped by to experience the awe-inspiring artwork of a man who gives new meaning to digital art – it’s time to make a date.
Hockney, who is best known as one of the most influential and recognizable artists in Britain, assembled the exhibition himself, exclusively for deYoung – including more than 300 works spread across the 18,000 square feet of gallery space. This exhibit is creating quite the buzz because it marks the largest exhibition in the history of the museum.
The exhibit puts on display the varied artistic experimentation that Hockney has embraced over the years, which includes his exploration of iPhone art, charcoal drawings, iPad drawings, oil paintings on a grand scale, digital movies, and his first attempts at watercolor.
One of the largest draws to the Hockney exhibit is the around 150 iPad images that are on display, which include a fascinating piece that depicts the “12-foot high majestic views of Yosemite National Park.” Hockney’s artworks decorate two floors of deYoung, and contain pieces from 1999 to the present that mainly concentrate on landscapes and portraits done in charcoal, watercolor, and even video.
In order to enjoy the Hockney exhibit, you must purchase admission to the deYoung Museum. General admission tickets start at $25 for adults with discounts available for seniors, students, and youths. Members and children 5 and under are free.
For more information about the Hockney exhibit and museum tickets, check out deyoungmuseum.org.