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What's OnDavid Hockney: Drawing from Life at National Portrait Gallery

Temporarily closed - From serene sketches of friends and family to a casual encounter with Picasso, discover the major exhibition devoted to David Hockney at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Dates 27/02/2020 - 27/02/2020
  • Location National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE
  • Price ££
Explore works by one of the most internationally renowned artists alive today at the National Portrait Gallery, running from 27th February to 28th June 2020.Offering tickets from £17, Drawing from Life is a must-see exhibition displaying masterpieces from over twenty years of David Hockney’s work.Filled with over 150 works from public and private global collections, the exhibition features new portraits of a small group of sitters close to Hockney: his friend, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; his curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne.Plus, previously unseen early works, including drawings for his pivotal A Rake’s Progress etching suite (1961-63), inspired by the identically named series of prints by William Hogarth, (1697-64), sketchbooks from Hockney’s art school days in Bradford in the 1950s and the painting My Parents and Myself an earlier version of, My Parents, rediscovered by the artist while selecting works for the exhibition.On display for the first time, this exhibition is a touching, intimate look at one of the nation’s best artists.What’s more, don’t miss 500 £5 tickets available to anyone aged under 25 every Friday.*Book your tickets online here. Or, book in person at the Gallery or call using the following details:T: +44 020 7306 0055*Subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and can be booked online or in person at the Gallery. Proof of age will be required.

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