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Shows of a Lifetime: Hockney @ The Met

The painting below—a red rubber ring floating in a swimming pool—could only be by David Hockney. It’s part of a huge retrospective, up through February 25, 2018.

 

The show will shock anyone who, like me, thought of David Hockney “just” in terms of the swimming pools & mid-century modern architecture of his mid-career paintings set in Los Angeles.  He was way shocking decades before—and, now, as he enters his 80’s, remains massively so.