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<> at Centre Pompidou on September 26, 2017 in Paris, France

“Hockney” will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 1:00 p.m., in Peacock Hall.

Simply titled “Hockney”, this documentary is (1 hour and 52 minutes) In the film, David Hockney provides insights into the ways we “see.”

Considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century, David Hockney, now in his 80s, is a painter, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer, and was an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s.

Hockney has experimented with many media, even including a fax machine, paper pulp, computer applications, and iPad drawing programs. His subject matter ranges from still life to landscapes, portraits, his dogs, and stage designs for operas. His works are exhibited in countless museums.

David Hockney had early success, but he struggled with relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS. The film weaves frank interviews with never before seen footage from his personal archive.

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