by David Hockney
pen and ink, 2002
24 in. x 18 in. (610 mm x 458 mm)
Purchased with help from Randolph and Lara Lerner, 2003
Artistback to top
- David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 47 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This drawing records a relationship between two of Britain's most influential artists and their dialogue about portraiture, stimulated by Hockney agreeing for the first time to sit to Freud. When asked to compare their working methods, Hockney said: 'Lucian takes longer', while Hockney sat almost daily for three months, Hockney's own interest lay in producing a portrait from a single sitting.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Gayford, Martin (introduction) Hockney, David (appreciation), Lucian Freud: Painting People, 2012 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 9 February to 28 May 2012), p. 17
- Howgate, Sarah; Stern Shapiro, Barbara; Glazebrook; Mark; White, Edmund; Livingstone, Marco, David Hockney Portraits, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 October 2006 to 21 January 2007), p. 191
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
Events of 2002back to top
Current affairs2002 was an eventful year for the Royal Family, highlighted by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, but marred by the death of Princess Margaret, followed just three months later by the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at the age of 101 (making her the longest lived royal in British History).
Art and scienceThe relationship between two of the greatest modern masters is celebrated in Tate Modern's blockbuster exhibition Matisse Picasso. By exhibiting their works side-by-side, the show revealed the relationship between the two artists from 1906-54.
The 'Party at the Palace' concert in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee brings together stars from the last 50 years of Pop: Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.
InternationalTerrorist bombing attacks on the Island of Bali in Indonesia leave 202 people dead, including 25 Britons. The three attacks took place in a bar, outside a nightclub and outside the United States consulate, and were aimed at foreign tourists, although many locals were also killed or injured. The Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah were found guilty of perpetrating the attacks.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- Artists and sitters
- Mad, Bad and Dangerous: The Cult of Lord Byron
- Lucian Freud in the Studio
- David Hockney Portraits
- Twentieth Century Printmakers
- Five Double Portraits: New work by David Hockney
- Director's Trail by Nicholas Cullinan
- Icons and Idols: Commissioning Contemporary Portraits
- Portrait of an Artist
- Private View
- Photographs 1965-2006
- Bill Brandt: Portraits 1982