David Hockney, Self Portrait with Charlie, 2005. Oil on canvas, 72 x 36 in. Collection National Portrait Gallery, London, purchased with help from the proceeds of the 150th anniversary gala and Gift Aid visitor ticket donations, 2007, NPG 6819. © 2013 David Hockney. Photo: Richard Schmidt.
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David Hockney is one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This exhibition, the largest in the history of the de Young, features approximately 300 works, including landscapes picturing the agrarian settings of his beloved England, as well as portraits of friends, colleagues, and family members. This installation also highlights his use of new technologies, from Photoshop portraits to digital videos that track the changing seasons, and bright landscapes created using the iPad.