David Hockney: A Rake's Progress

1 Oct 2012 – 14 Dec 2012

Event times

Monday - Friday 11am-5pm, Saturdays 11am-4pm and during performance nights until the start of the event in the Great Hall or Nuffield Theatre

Cost of entry



Travel Information

  • 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 41 - from all central bus stops in Lancaster City centre
  • Lancaster Station

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David Hockney began work on A Rake's Progress after his first trip to America in 1961. Inspired by the New York lifestyle and social scene, Hockney created a series of 16 prints featuring a semiautobiographical character. The prints are based on William Hogarth's works of the same name. They tell a moral story of opportunity and excess that draws attention to the challenges of social mobility and of maintaining personal identity.

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David Hockney

David Hockney


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