David Hockney: Prints

David Hockney works on a preparatory sketch for An image of Gregory in the Tyler Graphics studio, October 1984A collection of David Hockney prints drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection will make the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery its exclusive Victorian home until 1 December 2019.

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and an essential contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s. This exhibition highlights his talents as one of the greatest printmakers of our time – a thrilling insight into the mind of an iconic artist still searching for new ways of seeing.

David Hockney: Prints is drawn from the National Gallery of Australia’s extensive collection, presenting over 80 works from 1961 to the present day, including prints developed using lithography and etching, photocopiers and fax machines, and more recently, iPhones and iPads.

“Art is often about influence, and it is an absolute privilege to exhibit at the MPRG the prints of one of the greatest influencers of the 20th century, David Hockney,” said Jane Alexander, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

A truly international artist who moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and during his lifetime exhibited widely in the USA, UK and Europe, David Hockney has always demonstrated a profound visual curiosity and desire to surprise, shock and entertain.


David Hockney: Prints
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery – Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington
Exhibition continues to 1 December 2019
Entry fees apply

For more information, visit: www.mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au for details.

Image: David Hockney works on a preparatory sketch for An image of Gregory in the Tyler Graphics studio, October 1984. digital file from black and white photographic negative – National Gallery of Australia Collection

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