The Easel

David Hockney, 82 Portraits and One Still Life, review: an odd lack of anything remarkable going on

Following the death of a studio assistant, Hockney started a series of portraits. They showcase his genius with colour as well as his compositional talent. But is this exhibition up to the standards of this acclaimed artist? Some critics sidestep this question but the above writer makes an attempt: “on a big abstract level it’s exciting but as pictures of people it’s pretty flat.” An interview with the artist (2.5 min) is here.