Last Wednesday Bill and Shelley and I took a train in the rain to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to see a retrospective of 50 years of David Hockney prints.
The understated exterior of the gallery doesn't give away much from the outside.
But inside it is warmly decorated and has a wonderful permanent collection with some real treasures. The Hockney retrospective was terrific. I was thrilled to see the complete sets of The Rake's Progress and Grimm's Fairy Tales. As we expected, photographs were not allowed.
Also on the floor was Woldgate Woods November 26th 2010, a nine panel video projection of a winter drive along a country road shot from nine carefully synchronized cameras. The effect of combining nine different perspectives was mesmerizing.
They display tremendous graphic invention. Look how he's conveyed those splashes of rain.
The rich colours are another source of delight.
If you are in London try to catch this show. The three of us wanted to go straight home and make some art.