2006-04-06 / News

David Hockney topic of next museum talk

Only two or three living artists have had paintings auctioned at or near the $3 million mark. David Hockney, whose exhibition of portraits is currently at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, is one of them.

Hockney will be the subject of discussion by Professor Richard Tyre at the April 18 meeting of Lunch with the Artist at noon at the Newport Art Museum.

The Museum of Fine Arts has assembled the first all-portrait exhibit of Hockney's works. He is also known for his landscapes, California pool paintings, large composite photographs, and stage settings for operas in New York, Los Angeles, and London's Covent Garden.

Lunch with the Artist is offered each month at the Newport Art Museum, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. Admission is free for museum members, $3 for non-members. Bag lunches are welcome. The museum provides coffee for all.

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