David Hockney

The year 2017 is an important one for David Hockney. Half a century after his iconic painting The Bigger Splash (1967), which revolutionized the relationship between pictorial time and space with a dive into a pool, the British artist is celebrating his eightieth birthday (he was born on July 9, 1937) with an extraordinary exhibition at the Tate Britain in London, which will later move to the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

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