Hockney's Personal Art

For five decades David Hockney has immortalized his friends and family on canvas and on paper. Yet while his portraiture has been the subject of an art book, it has never been brought together for a dedicated show—until now. The National Portrait Gallery in London announced yesterday that it was working with the artist on an exhibition designed as a highlight of its 150th anniversary celebrations next year. The show, in the second half of 2006, will span fifty years of the Bradford-born artist's art -pictures of himself, his family and friends. For the full story - click the title Irish Art