David Hockney
Works from the Tate Collection
1.2. — 13.9.2020

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

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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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Instead of the public guided tours, we offer you an introduction to the exhibition in the seated auditorium, subject to the minimum distance.

The short lecture takes you in about 30 minutes through the topics of the exhibition David Hockney. Works from the Tate Collection. Our art educators will give you an initial overview and explain the diverse work of the British artist, using individual illustrations of his works. You can visit the exhibition on your own before or after the event.

The introduction will take place in the seated auditorium of the Bucerius Kunst Forum, considering the minimum distance. The number of participants is limited, we recommend to book your tickets online in advance.

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