The best-known British artist of his generation, David Hockney portrays friends, family, and lovers—and himself—in works that have become icons of our times. For five decades, David Hockney’s portraits have expressed this influential artist’s passion for life. Curious, experimental, and clear-eyed, Hockney is a master of many media, engaging directly with his subjects from mod Londoners to LA’s coolest, creating memorable images of his parents, fellow artists, and companions. The exhibition, the first devoted solely to Hockney’s portraiture, premieres at the MFA.