April 9, 2008

Tate Britain and David Hockney Gift

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
Renowned UK artist David Hockney has donated the biggest painting of his career to Tate Britain in London.

The work, Bigger Trees Near Warter, is 4.6m by 12m (40ft by 15ft) and is made up of a grid of 50 small canvases.

The portrait, of a typical Yorkshire landscape, was first exhibited last year at the Royal Academy. It will be displayed at Tate Britain in 2009.

...I just LOVE the Tate in London. Last year I stopped into the Tate Modern for the first time. That was amazing as well, especially because we approached it by walking from St Paul's across the Millennium Bridge.

You should check out the four Tate's the next time you are in London! It is worth the trip across the pond and the exchange rate! Pip pip!

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