David Hockney
Works from the Tate Collection
1.2. — 13.9.2020

David Hockney: My Parents, 1977, Tate, © David Hockney, Foto: Tate

Current information

Based on the decision of the Hamburger Senat of May 5, 2020, the Bucerius Kunst Forum can reopen the exhibition David Hockney. Works from the Tate Collection (extended until September 13, 2020) to visitors starting May 7, 2020 When enjoying art, the health and safety of our visitors as well as our employees is our top priority.

Information on the applicable hygiene measures and precautions to protect visitors and employees can be found here.

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About the exhibition

The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents David Hockey, one of Great Britain’s most important contemporary artists. The retrospective is dedicated to Hockney’s wide-ranging career as a painter, draughtsman and graphic artist. His constant search for new forms of expression and his exploration of the possibilities for representing perspective, perception and reality are central aspects of the show. In addition, Hockney’s sensitive portraits and intimate nudes demonstrate his keen eye for interpersonal relationships and his interest in the male body.

Some of David Hockney’s major works are shown together for the first time in Germany, including the well-known paintings The First Marriage, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy and My Parents.  

The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with Tate.

David Hockney
Works from the Tate Collection

Exhibition Catalog

Editor Kathrin Baumstark
Texts by Kathrin Baumstark, Helen Little, Gregory Salter, Uwe M. Schneede, Lukas Schepers
Description 220 pages, with images of works from the exhibition
Publishing company Hirmer Verlag, Munich
Price in the exhibition 29,90 euro

In the interview, Kathrin Baumstark, Artistic Director of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, talks about the exhibition David Hockney. Works from the Tate Collection and Hockneys versatility as painter, draughtsman and graphic artist.

In order to prevent infections and protect your health, we are suspending the distribution of devices such as audio guides or electronic guidance systems until further notice. Instead the BKF Guide can be downloaded free of charge to your own smartphone.  

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Important information for your visit to the Bucerius Kunst Forum


As usual, you can purchase exhibition tickets online or at the cash desk of the Bucerius Kunst Forum. We kindly ask you to pay cashless at the cash desk or the shop (with EC or credit card payment). 


Safety Instructions

  • The number of visitors is limited to 40.
  • We are required to collect the contact informations of all visitors, including the date and time of their visit, in order to reconstruct possible chains of infection. In order to be able to guarantee this regulation, we ask you to leave your contact informations in the designated place and to deposit the completed paper at the cash desk. 
  • We kindly ask you to pay by card at the cash desk or the shop.
  • We kindly ask you to protect yourself and others by wearing a mouth- and nose protection.
  • new directions inside the house, adapted to the situation
  • no cloakroom, it is only possible to use the lockers
  • no handover of media guides and headphones, instead the BKF Guide can be downloaded free of charge to your own smartphone

Guided Tours and Events 

In accordance with the current restrictions on contacts, there will be no guided tours and events in analogous form until the end of June.

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