David Hockney

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The work of legendary British artist David Hockney has returned to Venice.

L.A. Louver, at 45 N. Venice, is presenting David Hockney: My Normandy. The 16-print exhibition includes 11 prints from original drawings, three iPad prints and two 40-foot-long frieze prints, which will be displayed through May 1. Appointments are required for a 45-minute viewing limited to two people by contacting the gallery at appointments@lalouver.com or calling (310) 822-4955.

According to the gallery, Hockney, 83, settled into a 17-century cottage in Normandy, France in early 2019. He converted a nearby barn into a studio from where he could observe the changing seasons.

“The prints featured in this exhibition provide a glimpse into that pastoral existence; they depict the artist's environs with an eye toward precise line and detail,” according to the gallery’s press release. “The four views of the house, one from each cardinal direction, offer a full picture of the artist’s home, while imaginative depictions of the studio including Spilt Ink and Ruby Dreaming seem to peer inside not only a lively working studio, but an endlessly playful creative mind.”

Each of the works in My Normandy are color inkjet prints on archival art paper, signed by Hockney. This exhibit marks his 22nd solo exhibition since 1978 with L.A. Louver.

Born in Kentucky, Doug Rapp now calls 90291 home. Before joining the Venice Current, his writing appeared in outlets throughout the Midwest. He is also a script analyst for writing competitions in L.A. and New York City.