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The work of artist David Hockney is celebrated in a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. David Hockney: Drawing From Life interprets his work through the mirror of the friends and lovers has used as muses and artistic subjects through his near seven-decade career. Together with an emphasis on rarely-seen drawings from the early part of his career, this approach offers a unique insight into the working life of an artist often...

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The National Portrait Gallery in London is to close for three years for redevelopment. Some of the works housed in the the gallery will go on tour before the reopening in 2023. Though it was widely known that redevelopment of the 123-year-old building was planned, the news of the complete closure from 29th June 2020 until Spring 2023 came as a surprise when it was announced last week. The redevelopment, which will cost £35.5m, will...

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This autumn the first exhibition of Giacometti’s portraits is to open at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Alberto Giacometti is most famous for his striking spindly sculptures of the human figure. However, while works such as Giacometti’s Walking Man are instantly recognisable, the National Portrait Gallery’s upcoming exhibition will take a different approach to the artist’s work by focusing on his lifelong immersion in portraiture. The exhibition, which will run from October 15 2015 – January...

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