After his monumental exhibition in 2012 of bright exotic landscapes, David Hockney has created a new series of portraits, which will be on display from 2nd July at The Royal Academy. Each portrait was made over three days in bright acrylic colours, all on identically sized canvases with all subjects sitting in the exact same chair. The exhibition is bursting with sartorial inspiration, from polka-dot silk ties to eccentric accessories; it really is pure colour and texture. The portraits capture some real personality too, from friends, family and acquaintances including fellow artists, office staff, gallerists and curators such as Larry Gagosian and John Baldessari.
David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life, 2nd July 2016 – 2nd October 2016, Royal Academy