“Yosemite II, October 16th 2011”
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper
(46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry highlights the impact that Yosemite has had over time and space on artistic production, from the valley’s original Indigenous inhabitants to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition marks the first showing of Hockney’s work in Arizona and will highlight the influence of the American landscape on his seminal work while illuminating how Indigenous women inspired by the same landscape have made significant contributions to the field of art production. The objects on view will illustrate ways in which technology can be implemented in artistic creation, from the sophisticated technology of basketry to the innovative use of digital technologies like the iPad. Included are more than 20 spectacular examples of Mono Lake Paiute and Miwok basketry, made by 9 different artists in the early to mid-20th century, as well as 29 of Hockney’s iPad drawings printed on paper, and his rarely shown photographic collages from the 1980s. Situated against the backdrop of the Yosemite Valley’s history—from first contact between Indigenous tribes in the region and Euro-American settlers from the Mariposa Battalion and the Mariposa War, on through the California Gold Rush and Yosemite Indian Field Days—the exhibition illuminates how Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists have and continue to interpret this landscape in visual culture and fine art.

 

NOW ON VIEW

“Yosemite II, October 16th 2011”
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper
(46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry highlights the impact that Yosemite has had over time and space on artistic production, from the valley’s original Indigenous inhabitants to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition marks the first showing of Hockney’s work in Arizona and will highlight the influence of the American landscape on his seminal work while illuminating how Indigenous women inspired by the same landscape have made significant contributions to the field of art production. The objects on view will illustrate ways in which technology can be implemented in artistic creation, from the sophisticated technology of basketry to the innovative use of digital technologies like the iPad. Included are more than 20 spectacular examples of Mono Lake Paiute and Miwok basketry, made by 9 different artists in the early to mid-20th century, as well as 29 of Hockney’s iPad drawings printed on paper, and his rarely shown photographic collages from the 1980s. Situated against the backdrop of the Yosemite Valley’s history—from first contact between Indigenous tribes in the region and Euro-American settlers from the Mariposa Battalion and the Mariposa War, on through the California Gold Rush and Yosemite Indian Field Days—the exhibition illuminates how Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists have and continue to interpret this landscape in visual culture and fine art.

 

NOW ON VIEW

“Yosemite II, October 16th 2011”
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper
(46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry highlights the impact that Yosemite has had over time and space on artistic production, from the valley’s original Indigenous inhabitants to one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition marks the first showing of Hockney’s work in Arizona and will highlight the influence of the American landscape on his seminal work while illuminating how Indigenous women inspired by the same landscape have made significant contributions to the field of art production. The objects on view will illustrate ways in which technology can be implemented in artistic creation, from the sophisticated technology of basketry to the innovative use of digital technologies like the iPad. Included are more than 20 spectacular examples of Mono Lake Paiute and Miwok basketry, made by 9 different artists in the early to mid-20th century, as well as 29 of Hockney’s iPad drawings printed on paper, and his rarely shown photographic collages from the 1980s. Situated against the backdrop of the Yosemite Valley’s history—from first contact between Indigenous tribes in the region and Euro-American settlers from the Mariposa Battalion and the Mariposa War, on through the California Gold Rush and Yosemite Indian Field Days—the exhibition illuminates how Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists have and continue to interpret this landscape in visual culture and fine art.

 

NOW ON VIEW

DAVID HOCKNEY’S
YOSEMITE

You see this incredible valley, verdant at the base and with big waterfalls, vast canyon walls. It’s truly spectacular. People just stand and look at it. It’s the space that is thrilling. It’s quite something.

– David Hockney

In 1982, British artist David Hockney began the first of his many expeditions to Yosemite, which resulted in a series of photographic collages, some of which are on view in this exhibition. In 2010 and again in 2011 Hockney visited Yosemite Valley. There, for the first time, he used his iPad to draw en plein air taking inspiration from the landmarks, vistas, and iconic landscape. Featured in the exhibition are 29 iPad drawings printed on paper in a limited edition. This work reflects Hockney’s ongoing and inspired visual interpretation of the American West.

DAVID HOCKNEY

David Hockney (born . Bradford, England, 1937) is considered one of the preeminent draftsmen of the 20th and 21st centuries and is often referred to as Britain’s greatest living artist. His work, in an astonishing variety of media, has been shown in solo exhibitions and retrospectives around the world for more than five decades. Among his many awards and distinctions, he was included in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—the Order of Merit, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious honor for achievement in the arts, held by only 24 living recipients. In October 2018, Westminster Abbey unveiled an enormous stained-glass window to honor Queen Elizabeth II as the longest longest-reigning monarch in history; Hockney designed the Queen’s Window on the iPad.

Photo credit: Hannelore Foerster (Getty Images)

YOSEMITE III, OCTOBER 5th 2011

iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper (46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

YOSEMITE I, OCTOBER 5th 2011

iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper (46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

DAVID HOCKNEY

David Hockney (born . Bradford, England, 1937) is considered one of the preeminent draftsmen of the 20th and 21st centuries and is often referred to as Britain’s greatest living artist. His work, in an astonishing variety of media, has been shown in solo exhibitions and retrospectives around the world for more than five decades. Among his many awards and distinctions, he was included in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II—the Order of Merit, the United Kingdom’s most prestigious honor for achievement in the arts, held by only 24 living recipients. In October 2018, Westminster Abbey unveiled an enormous stained-glass window to honor Queen Elizabeth II as the longest longest-reigning monarch in history; Hockney designed the Queen’s Window on the iPad.

Photo credit: Hannelore Foerster (Getty Images)

YOSEMITE III, OCTOBER 5th 2011

iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper (46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

YOSEMITE I, OCTOBER 5th 2011
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper (46 3/8 x 34 7/8″ each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond
Edition 1 of 12
92 3/4 x 69 3/4″ overall
© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt
Collection The David Hockney Foundation

MASTERS OF CALIFORNIA
BASKETRY

Carrie Bethel
Tina Charlie
Maggie Howard
Mary Poole
Lucy Telles
Leanna Tom
Nellie Jameson Washington

The Yosemite Valley landscape has long inspired artistic production. During the early decades of the 20th century, production of baskets in the Yosemite Valley was at its zenith, fueled by a newly established tourism-based economy. Miwok and Mono Lake Paiute women began expanding their practice of making baskets as traditional functional objects, evolving them into objects designed for artistic consumption. The work of these artists is considered to this day a benchmark for excellence in the field.

TINA CHARLIE (MONO LAKE PAIUTE) 1869-1962

Basket, 1928
Sedge root, dyed bracken root, redbud, willow
10 x 20 inches
Collection of Malee and Wayne Thompson

Image courtesy of Craig Smith for Heard Museum

CARRIE BETHEL (MONO LAKE PAIUTE) 1898-1974

Basket, 1956
Sedge root, dyed bracken root, redbud, willow
13 x 25 inches
Collection of Stevia Thompson

Image courtesy of Craig Smith for Heard Museum

TINA CHARLIE (MONO LAKE PAIUTE) 1869-1962

Basket, 1928
Sedge root, dyed bracken root, redbud, willow
10 x 20 inches
Collection of Malee and Wayne Thompson

Image courtesy of Craig Smith for Heard Museum

CARRIE BETHEL (MONO LAKE PAIUTE) 1898-1974

Basket, 1956
Sedge root, dyed bracken root, redbud, willow
13 x 25 inches
Collection of Stevia Thompson

Image courtesy of Craig Smith for Heard Museum

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