Hockney-Retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum NY-11/27
I think Hockney gets a bad rap. Like the late Andrew Wyeth he’s productive, popular, accessible and affable AND in my opinion a pretty wonderful artist. He’s always embraced new ideas. Early on his art made it clear he was gay. He found a new way to use photography to demonstrate the passage of time. He was intrigued early on by the iphone and ipad as image making devices. He researched the camera obscura to explain the art of the Northern Renaissance and Baroque. Recently he’s been working with shaped canvases. Heck, he’s 80 and I’m a fan!