Hockney, Printmaker is a celebration of the great artist David Hockney at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Marking the 60 years since his first ever print, this exhibition features over 100 carefully chosen works, giving an informative and entertaining insight into his methods.
Concentrating on his two main techniques – etching and lithography – the show boasts many old Hockney favourites, including A Rake’s Progress (1961-63) and Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (1969). Some of the later works in the collection include some of Hockney’s homemade prints, which he devised in the early 1990s using photocopiers.
Among the more significant efforts on display is Rain on the Studio Window (2009), an example of the computer drawings that led to his famous work using iPads. Curated by Richard Lloyd of Christies New York, this is a fine example of the wit and ingenuity deployed by one of Britain’s leading artists.