David Hockney Opening at LA Louver

David Hockney Stops Traffic at L.A. Louver



The event: Traffic came to a near-standstill on streets surrounding the L.A. Louver gallery in Venice July 15 as guests approached the opening reception for “David Hockney: Painting and Photography.”

As vehicles crept toward the venue, two cars collided as they turned into a parking lot, while two other drivers, who barely missed, shouted at each other.

Inside, the solo exhibition of the artist’s new works attracted a wall-to-wall crush of art aficionados who checked out the paintings and “photographic drawings” of individuals, studio settings and groups of men playing cards or Scrabble, milling about or getting set to dance. A few reception guests could be seen in the artwork, since Hockney is known to paint friends, associates and his surroundings.

“He painted my living room,” said Roger Corman…

Click here to read my entire story in the fashion section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.


Top photo: David Hockey poses beside one of his paintings (photo, Stefanie Keenan)

Second photo: Oona Zlamany and Ray Charles White pose beside their portraits (photo, Stefanie Keenan)

Third photo: Jacqueline Bisset at the opening reception for David Hockney’s new artworks (photo, Stefanie Keenan)



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David Hockney Opening at LA Louver

Published July 20, 2015 – Ellen Olivier, SocietyNewsLA.com