Jordan Schnitzer and David Hockney

Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney

In Art by Mikaela Ehly

David Hockney is noted as one of the most significant artists of the last 50 years, experimenting with different media: painting, drawing, printing and photography. Hockney harnesses his unique and playful style while exploring new techniques, such as utilizing an iPad as a drawing medium; constantly working to stretch the imagination and show the world a different way to see common images.

In celebration of Hockney’s 80th birthday the J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles, presents a two-part exhibition, Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney, highlighting Hockney’s rarely viewed self-portraits, Polaroid composites and photo collages. Included in this exhibit is Hockney’s Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2, last shown in 2008.

“David Hockney is one of the most prolific and beloved artists of our time, says Timothy Potts, director of the John Paul Getty Museum. “His light-filled images of Los Angeles, where he spent much of the last fifty years, have become icons of he city’s creative lifestyle and colorful personalities.”

Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer, Directors of The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation underwrote the exhibition.

Jordan D. Schnitzer is a lifelong collector, with a collection exceeding 10,000 works, including many of today’s most important contemporary artists. Schnitzer’s passion has steered him to generously lend work from the collections to qualified institutions across the country.

“Jordan Schnitzer and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation are without question one of the most active and generous visual arts philanthropies in the nation. Communities from Portland, Oregon to Glen Falls, New York, and everywhere in between, including Los Angeles, of course, continue to benefit from the Foundation’s sustaining generosity.”

James Cuno
President & CEO
The J. Paul Getty Trust