In honor of his 80th year, the Met currently has on view a spectacular retrospective of the long (almost 60 years!), prolific, and ever-evolving career of David Hockney.
The museum is the only North American stop for this exhibition which showcases Hockney's early works, his iconic paintings including A Bigger Splash and Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, more recent landscapes and iPad paintings, as well as several drawings and photo collages.
It's a vibrant, fascinating show that offers a glimpse into Hockney's personal life, glamorous Californian lifestyle, and unflinching creativity and productivity.
David Hockney is on view through February 25, 2018. Learn more at metmuseum.org.
A Bigger Splash, 1967 (according to the exhibit notes, it took Hockney almost two weeks to paint the splash in the water alone. "I loved the idea of painting this thing that lasts for two seconds," the artist said.
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71 (the textile/fashion designer Celia Birtwell and her husband, fashion designer Ossie Clark)
American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman), 1968
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, 1968 (Isherwood wrote The Berlin Stories, part of which was adapted for the stage and screen as Cabaret. Bachardy, a painter, was Isherwood's partner.)
9 Canvas Study of the Grand Canyon, 1998
A Bigger Interior with Blue Terrace, 2017