John Iddon

Hockney at Eighty (Tate Britain 2017): Britain’s Greatest Living Artist

This lecture, aimed to coincide with the 2017 Tate Britain Retrospective celebrating Hockney’s 80th birthday, will look at the artist’s journey from Bradford to Swinging1960’s London and then to hedonistic California and back to Bridlington and his ambitious and extraordinary paintings of the Yorkshire Wolds in the 2012 Royal Academy Exhibition, The talk will also look at his art since 2012 and consider generally how, like his hero Picasso, his career has been marked by a restless seeking of Challenge and experimentation.