David Hockney

David Hockney (b. 1937) is a classic contemporary artist. Iconic swimming pool paintings, double portraits and landscapes that play with perspective have made him one of the most recognisable artists of our time.

Hockney has constantly been updating his artistic expression, but people, places with meaning and the exploration of personal motifs have remained at the core of his versatile production. Water – its reflections, ripples and hues – has also been present in the British artist’s works since the 1960s.

Kunsthalle Helsinki will exhibit Hockney’s rarely-seen works: studies of water, portraits and surprising sets of works – known for his flashing use of colour, Hockney is also capable of delicate printmaking and he has illustrated, for example, his own versions of fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm!

Image: David Hockney, Views of Hotel Well III, 1984-1985. Lithograph, edition of 80. 48 1/2’’ x 38 1/2’’ © David Hockney / Tyler Graphics Ltd. Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Kunsthalle Helsinki

Nervanderinkatu 3

Kunsthalle Helsinki

Tue, Thu, Fri 11–18
Wed 11–20
Sat-Sun 11–17
Mon closed

Tickets 12 € / 8 € / Museum Card, free for children under 18
Sat 18.8. – Sun 18.11.


No disabled parking.
Disabled access: Accessible entrance via the inner courtyard at Ainonkatu 3.
Disabled toilet.
Reception/Front of House Manager:  040 450 7211.
Buggies and baby carriers available on loan from the box office.