David Hockney, Henry Geldzahler & Christopher Scott (1969). © David Hockney

Is there any better way to burn off your Thanksgiving turkey than a vigorous walk around the Metropolitan Museum of Art? On Monday, the museum will give art lovers the perfect opportunity for a visual workout when it opens New York’s first major retrospective of David Hockney in 30 years (through February 25).

The traveling exhibition—for which the Met is the only North American venue—presents work from the British painter’s nearly 60-year career, bringing together 60 paintings, 21 drawings, five photo collages, and one animation.

“One of the surprises to me was how daring he was,” curator Ian Alteveer, who organized the exhibition at the Met, said of the artist in a recent video preview.

Can’t make it to the Met just yet? Here’s a taste of the exhibition below.

David Hockney, A Bigger Splash (1967). © David Hockney, Photo Credit: ©Tate, London 2017

David Hockney, Domestic Scene, Los Angeles (1963).
© David Hockney

David Hockney, Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy (1968).
© David Hockney

David Hockney, Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy (1970-1971). © David Hockney, Photo Credit: ©Tate, London 2017

David Hockney, Pool and Steps, Le Nid du Duc (1971).
© David Hockney

David Hockney, Nichols Canyon (1980). © David Hockney Photo Credit: Pru Cumings Associates Ltd.

David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972).
© David Hockney, Photo Credit: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Jenni Carter

David Hockney, Large Interior, Los Angeles (1988). © David Hockney

David Hockney,
A Closer Winter Tunnel, February – March (2006).
© David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

David Hockney,
A Bigger Interior with Blue Terrace and Garden (2017).
© David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

“David Hockney” is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 27, 2017 to February 25, 2018. 


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