David Hockney My Parents 1977 Oil on canvas
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BP Spotlight Hockney's Double Portraits 19 October 2015 – Autumn 2016

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David Hockney My Parents 1977 Oil on canvas support: 1829 x 1829 mm Purchased 1981 © David Hockney 2010

View three large-scale double portraits showing the artist’s fascination with relationships

On display for the first time ever in the UK, George Lawson and Wayne Sleep 1972–5 sits alongside two of David Hockney’s other celebrated large-scale double portraits in this striking display.

Created between 1970 and 1977, the three paintings portray couples or friends in their homes. Presented together, they demonstrate Hockney’s fascination with people’s relationships, showcasing his ability to combine psychological intensity with a stylistic coolness.

Curated by Clarrie Wallis and Sarah Olivey.


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