David Hockney’s Bigger Trees Near Warter Shown Outside of London for the First Time


LONDON.- The largest painting David Hockney has ever created is shown in the York Art Gallery through June 12 2011 , for the first time outside London. Bigger Trees Near Warter or/ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photograpique 2007, measuring 12m by 4.5m, is made up of 50 smaller canvasses of a landscape near the East Yorkshire village of Warter. Its arrival in York marks the start of Art in Yorkshire – supported by Tate, a year long celebration of the visual arts in 19 galleries throughout Yorkshire. Works from Tate’s Collection of historic, modern and contemporary art is showcased through a compelling programme of exhibitions and events. Nick Serota, Director, Tate, said: “It is wholly appropriate that Hockney’s remarkable work Bigger Trees Near Warter should be shown for the first time outside of London at York Art Gallery