I have been a couple of times to the RA and will no doubt have to go a few more times to take it all in.There is a very refreshing quality always to Hockney’s work. He is a brilliantly varied and experimental artist in some ways.He seems to have a huge facility as a painter, able to take on and master all sorts of styles and challenges. It is hard to imagine that there are many artists as powerful and effective as him operating in this country at the moment. His talents put to shame a lot of the second rate work one sees all the time in London from contemporary artists.
When the time comes for a full retrospective, we will get a chance to see this blistering talent in all its glory. That will really be a great experience.