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Tate Britain set to honour David Hockney with world’s biggest exhibition

The largest collection of David Hockey’s work will be exhibited at Tate Britain next year.

In a move to celebrate Hockney’s 80th birthday, the Tate exhibition will display an “unprecendented’ insight into the Yorkshireman’s career.

The show, planned for February 2017, will put together ‘an extensive selection of his most famous works celebrating achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.’

“It has been a pleasure to revisit works I made decades ago, including some of my earliest paintings,” Hockney said.

“We’re looking back over a lifetime with this exhibition, and I hope, like me, people will enjoy seeing how the roots of my new and recent work can be seen in the developments over the years.”

Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain said: “David Hockney is without doubt one of Britain’s greatest living artists.

“His practice is both consistent, in its pursuit of core concerns, while also wonderfully diverse. Hockney’s impact on post-war art, and culture more generally, is inestimable, and this is a fantastic opportunity to see the full trajectory of his career to date.”

The show is planned to being on February 9th 2017 and run until May 29th, tickets have not yet been released.