David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

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David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie'), by David Hockney, 2005 - NPG 6819 - © David Hockney, Collection National Portrait Gallery, London

© David Hockney, Collection National Portrait Gallery, London

David Hockney ('Self-Portrait with Charlie')

by David Hockney
oil on canvas, 2005
72 in. x 36 in. (1829 mm x 914 mm)
Purchased with help from the proceeds of the 150th anniversary gala and Gift Aid visitor ticket donations, 2007
Primary Collection
NPG 6819


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Sitterback to top

  • David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Sitter in 47 portraits, Artist associated with 12 portraits.

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  • David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 47 portraits.

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This work is one of a series of large-scale single and double figure paintings made by the artist in his Hollywood Hills studio in 2005, all of which were completed in just a few sittings. Hockney worked directly onto the canvas in oils, without photographic reference or preparatory drawings. The work sets up a triangular exchange of gazes between the viewer, the artist and the model, friend and New York-based curator, Charlie Scheips.

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  • Place made: United States (artist's studio, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, USA)

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Current affairs

London suffers its worst bomb attack since the Second World War when four devises are detonated during rush hour on public transport. Three of the bombs went off on tube trains, and one on a bus killing 56 people and injuring 700. A Leeds-based terror cell of British born or raised Islamic extremists committed the attacks. John Sentamu becomes the first black Archbishop of the Church of England.

Art and science

As part of the international Make Poverty History campaign, ten Live 8 concerts are held simultaneously around the world to coincide with the meeting of the G8 and persuade the world's richest countries to 'drop the debt' owed by the world's poorest countries, increase aid to the world's poorest people and negotiate fairer international trade rules.

International

1,836 die in America as a result of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding. The hurricane was the most costly in US history and one of the most deadly. It caused the levees of Lake Pontchartrain to break, which flooded 80% of New Orleans. About one million people evacuated the city while 25,000 stayed behind, many taking refuge in the city's Superdome.

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