Hockney Masterworks in Paint / Stella & Tyler Masterworks in Print
14 Oct 1999—26 Jan 2000
In conjunction with Dale Chihuly's glass are major acquisitions of extraordinary power. A Bigger Grand Canyon by David Hockney is an awe-inspiring 60 canvas painting concerned with the depiction of big space. The related preliminary drawings and photo-collages are shown with the painting. The 'mural' print The Fountain by Frank Stella brings printmaking to a dramatic and technically advanced stage. This work, spanning over 2.3 metres in height and 7 metres in length, marks the culmination of the collaboration between the artist and master printer Ken Tyler. The original collage and the three massive woodblocks with a total of 105 metal inserts used in the production of this work will be shown in the exhibition.