David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life

82 Portraits his subjects – all friends, family and acquaintances – include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists such as John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Each work is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same vivid blue background and all were painted in the same time frame of three days. Yet Hockney’s virtuoso paint handling allows their differing personalities to leap off the canvas with warmth and immediacy.

Royal Academy of Art

Sir Peter Blake

Duggie Fields

Christopher Le Brun

David Hockney