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David Hockney murals on show in Bradford city centre
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Hockney work on show in Bradford city centre's 1 Gallery

A new exhibition of the work of Bradford's David Hockney has opened in the centre of the city.

The exhibition will display 39 copper plate etchings produced in 1969 to illustrate six tales from the fairy stories of the Brothers Grimm.

The items are from the fine art collection of Bradford Museums and Galleries.

Councillor Paul Flowers said: "It will give adults the chance to re-appraise these delightful pieces of work."

The exhibition will also include a children's creative area with dressing up, story corner, and murals relating to the six fairy tales.

The stories included are The Little Sea Hare, Fundevogel, Rapunzel, The Boy Who Left Home to Learn Fear, Old Rinkrank and Rumpelstilzchen.

I'm sure this exhibition will be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Paul Flowers, Bradford councillor

Themed murals

Paul Flowers believes this is a great opportunity for children and adults to see these themed murals.

He said: "I'm sure this exhibition will be enjoyed by people of all ages, as well as giving children the chance to get creative."

Alongside the exhibition is a mural by Harry Latham, one of Bradford Museum's Young Ambassadors.

mural of woman and red flower
Harry Latham's fairy tale mural

He has taken the theme of on fairy tales and given a suggestion in his mural of some of the other tales covered by the exhibition.

David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937 and attended Bradford School of Art from 1953 to 1957.

Notable artist

While still a student at London's Royal College of Art he had work featured in the Young Contemporaries exhibition alongside notable artist Peter Blake, who was responsible for the cover of the Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles album.

The exhibition was hailed as announcing the arrival of British Pop Art and helped establish Hockney as one of the country's most influential artists of the twentieth century.

He was admitted to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the City of Bradford in 2000.

David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm will run at Bradford 1 Gallery in Centenary Square until 6 March 2011.




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