Looking Back: David Hockney at Tate Britain

Published 3 November 2020

Alastair Sooke explores the spectacular David Hockney retrospective at Tate Britain in 2017, celebrating the life and work of one of Britain's favourite artists.

‘A charismatic, plain-speaking, chain-smoking Yorkshireman’ is Alastair Sooke’s opening observation of the beloved British artist David Hockney – one of the most important artists of his generation.

In this video Sooke explores the sensational retrospective that took place at Tate Britain in 2017, reflecting on Hockney’s work as a phenomenal painter, his life in his self-proclaimed ‘promised land’ of Los Angeles and the images of sunshine, swimming pools and lonely figures that he became famous for.

Filmed at Tate Britain in 2017

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