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Documentary: inside two blockbuster Hockney exhibitions

Published 15 April 2020

Originally released in cinemas, this ‘Exhibition on Screen’ film takes us back to two of our landmark exhibitions by the iconic British artist, David Hockney RA. Sit back and enjoy, as we revisit 2012’s ‘A Bigger Picture’, and ‘82 Portraits and One Still-Life’ from 2016.


    Back in 2012, David Hockney filled our vast Main Galleries with vibrant, large-scale works of his native East Yorkshire, in a A Bigger Picture. Four years later, Hockney gave us a snapshot of the LA art scene he’d returned to, with 82 Portraits and One Still-Life.

    Both shows – seen by more than 750,000 people – were filmed to create this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN by Seventh Art Productions. Presented by former RA Artistic Director, Tim Marlow, this documentary explores the enduring and repeatedly reinvented creativity of David Hockney RA in his ninth decade.

    More EXHIBITION ON SCREEN films are available at seventh-art.com.

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