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Recently my friend, Karl Kardel, whisked me off to see the David Hockney exhibit at the de Young Museum.

by David Hockney

by David Hockney

The exhibit is on through January 20th.

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition | de Young

deyoung.famsf.org/press-room/david-hockney-bigger-exhibition
These, over 300 pieces, were assembled specifically for this exhibit at the de Young Museum.  One thing that makes it so remarkable is that this is the, nearly, complete work of an artist in about a three year span.  It’s a wonderful progression of what he was doing in this very prolific period.
by David Hockney of his property in East Yorkshire

by David Hockney of his property in East Yorkshire

There are rooms where you can sit and be surrounded by his extremely colorful year round studies of his property in East Yorkshire.  I loved this part of the exhibit especially.  It was mesmerizing being engulfed in his colors of his world.  His use of the  iPad and technology has been very instrumental.  He’s a man not afraid of trying new things.
His paintings of Yosemite were a joy to experience also  …
by David Hockney

by David Hockney

…. along with the portraits.
The inkjet enlargements of his charcoal drawings of The Arrival of Spring 2013, done outside on his property, were stark, as that time of year can be, along with having an elegance in line.
There was much to see here – A show not to miss!