David Hockney Tops the Tate

David Hockney

We recently wrote an article about how David Hockney was one to watch and it seems only fitting that we cover his exciting new exhibition at the Tate Britain.

David Hockney is probably one of the most well regarded English artists currently around. There doesn’t appear to be anything he can’t do – he’s a painter, printmaker, photographer, stage designer and draughtsman. Spending his time between London and California, his works over the last 30 years have captured what has been seen through Hockney’s eyes, and now we get to see them too.

David Hockney Exhibition

20,000 tickets were sold in advance of the Tate show opened, making in the fastest-selling exhibition in the history of the Tate. But surely this was to be expected, Hockney has always been a beloved and influential artist. Even when the world markets were poor in 2010, Hockney’s works were resilient, just emphasizing the power of his art. It is estimated that the total auction sales of Hockney’s pieces totalled to around £28 million in 2016.

David Hockney Exhibition London

The exhibition showcases some of Hockney’s most famous works in multiple formats: drawing, photography, print, video and paintings. This is one of the most admirable things about Hockey; that he is always embracing new mediums and open to exploring different styles.

Here are a few of Borro’s favourite pieces:

The Cha Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March - David Hockney
The Cha Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March
The Hypnotist – 1963 - David Hockney
The Hypnotist – 1963
Rubber Ring Floating in a Swimming Pool - 1971 - David Hockney
Rubber Ring Floating in a Swimming Pool – 1971
Love Painting - 1960 - David Hockne
Love Painting – 1960
Tea Painting in an Illusionistic Style - 1961 - David Hockney
Tea Painting in an Illusionistic Style – 1961
Pool with two figures – 1972 - David Hockney
Pool with two figures – 1972

We strongly recommend you get down to the Tate Britain and experience the world of Hockney over the 20th and 21st century. Got a favourite piece? Tweet us a picture at @borrobuzz.

Images courtesy of the author.

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Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.