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15 November 2016

Legendary British artist David Hockney has launched the world-premiere exhibition David Hockney: Current at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

David Hockney inside the world-premiere exhibition David Hockney: Current at the National Gallery of Victoria

David Hockney inside the world-premiere exhibition David Hockney: Current at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne. Photo: Wayne Taylor

The exhibition contains more than 1200 works from the past decade and features never-before-seen works that embrace new technologies – namely the iPad and iPhone.  Subjects span self-portraits, landscapes of his hometown Yorkshire, UK and Yosemite National Park in the USA. Showcasing the artist's diversity, the exhibition includes, paintings, screen-based artworks and installation spanning a whole room.

David Hockney: Current features an 60-metre long portrait hall which houses Hockney's recent painting collection titled '82 portraits and 1 Still Life' depicting the artist's family, friends and notable personalities including Barry Humphries, Frank Gehry, John Baldessari and Hockney's Sydney-based brother, John Hockney.

'I think it's an absolutely terrific exhibition,' said David Hockney. 'It is the first real exhibition about the iPad and iPhone works. This is the first time I've done it on this scale. This exhibition is really a marvellous review of the last ten years of my work.'

David Hockney: Current is on display from 11 November 2016 to 13 March 2017.

Buy your tickets via NGV's website