Head to Australia or France to see some of the works by David Hockney from the British Council Collection this summer.

David Hockney: Words and Pictures, a Collection show of prints by the world famous artist is now open at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Australia. This exhibition brings together four major suites of prints made by Hockney from 1961-1977, while he was establishing his international reputation as a Pop artist.

The prints are rich with references to historical works of literature such as William Hogarth’s late eighteenth century moral tale, A Rake’s Progress, the Greek poet C.P Cavafy, Brothers Grimm and a Picasso-inspired poem, The Man with the Blue Guitar, by the American poet Wallace Stevens.

Heading to Paris this summer? Man in a Museum (or You are in the Wrong Movie), an oil on canvas from our Collection, is part of the Hockney's most comprehensive exhibition, which recently opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The show was first presented at Tate Britain in London earlier this and was Tate’s most visited exhibition yet, welcoming 480,000 people, so we hope that many more thousands of visitors enjoy the work in Paris before it heads to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art this winter.

"Man in a Museum literalises the idea of an artwork being alive, and gives it eyes that can follow you round the room. Hockney exults in the bizarreness of assuming a relationship with the art of the past."
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