New Work: ‘David Hockney – A Bigger Picture’
Harry Pearce and his team have created the identity for David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture currently on show at the Royal Academy of Arts. This is the first major exhibition in the UK to showcase David Hockney’s landscape work. The show takes over the full suite of main galleries and features more than 150 works, mostly created within the last decade, and with the Academy’s galleries in mind.
Taking an image showing Hockney at work in his studio on ‘Winter Timber’ in 2009 the team have provided a glimpse behind the scenes as well as giving a hint as to the scale of these massive canvasses.
The inclusion of the date written in words rather than numerals was made at the express request of the artist and echoes the title of the immersive work ‘The Arrival of Spring Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (Twenty-Eleven)’. This installation comprises an oil on thirty-two canvasses and 51 iPad drawings printed on paper.
The exhibition has been hotly anticipated and advance ticket sales are reported to be unprecedented in number, indicative of Hockney’s place as England’s greatest living artist.
David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture is on view at the Royal Academy of Arts, until 9 April 2012 and is the first element of the cultural Olympiad to open. The exhibition was organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and Museum Ludwig, Cologne.
Project Team: Harry Pearce, Partner-in-charge and designer, Sean Chilvers, designer, Daren Howells, production.