31 January—14 June 2015

Hockney: A Rake’s Progress

This exhibition has now finished.

Hogarth’s classic morality tale gets a Pop Art makeover by renowned and influential artist David Hockney.

David Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress was inspired by the works of the same name by William Hogarth who painted them in 1735. Hogarth’s sequence of eight pictures show the downfall of a rich young man seduced by the charms of London and corrupted by its vices.

Set in New York in the early 1960s, Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress is an autobiographical journey of self-discovery.

All eight prints are from our own collection and will be displayed in advance of our major William Hogarth: Painter & Printmaker exhibition.

Main Image: Receiving of the Inheritance © David Hockney