Exhibition Preview: David Hockney Moving Focus @ Alan Cristea Gallery

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Exhibition Preview: David Hockney Moving Focus @ Alan Cristea Gallery
Hotel Acatlan: Second Day, 1984-85. Colour lithograph on two sheets of handmade paper. Paper and image 73.0 x 193.0cm. Edition of 98. Copyright: Courtesy of the Alan Cristea Gallery
Hotel Acatlan: Second Day, 1984-85. Colour lithograph on two sheets of handmade paper. Paper and image 73.0 x 193.0cm. Edition of 98. Copyright: Courtesy of the Alan Cristea Gallery
Amaryllis in Vase, 1984. Lithograph Paper and image 127.0 x 91.4 cm. Edition of 80
Amaryllis in Vase, 1984. Lithograph Paper and image 127.0 x 91.4 cm. Edition of 80
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View of Hotel Well I, 1984-5. Lithograph in frame designed by the artist. Frame: 79.4 x 105.4 cm. Edition of 75
View of Hotel Well I, 1984-5. Lithograph in frame designed by the artist. Frame: 79.4 x 105.4 cm. Edition of 75
View of Hotel Well II, 1984-5. Lithograph in frame designed by the artist. Frame: 74.6 x 92.7 cm. Edition of 75
View of Hotel Well II, 1984-5. Lithograph in frame designed by the artist. Frame: 74.6 x 92.7 cm. Edition of 75

David Hockney’s the man of the moment on London’s art scene. His eagerly awaited Royal Academy show has been receiving plenty of press attention, and looks like being one of 2012's many blockbusters.

The Royal Academy's website suggests advanced booking is "strongly recommended", encouraging you to buy your tickets (£14 for an adult) as soon as possible for this in-demand show. Advance tickets for January and February are now sold out; if you want to buy tickets on the day, it’ll involve "some degree of queuing."

So here's how how to get your dose of David H, for free, just around the corner.

Just like the free Damien Hirst show we told you about earlier in the month, it’s also possible to get in on the David Hockney appreciation without parting with your cash, or queuing in the cold.

David Hockney: Moving Focus opens at the Alan Cristea Gallery tomorrow. Situated on Cork Street, just around the corner from the Royal Academy, Alan Cristea is exhibiting David Hockney’s largest, most complex multi-viewpoint lithographs for a month, in tandem with the bigger, higher-profile show at the RA. The Alan Cristea show offers works Hockney made in the 1980s at the studios of master printer, Ken Tyler. Best of all, entrance to the gallery is free.

Of course, you won’t see all the new stuff from the RA exhibition, but it’s nice to be able to get in on the buzz even if you haven’t got a ticket to the main event.

David Hockney: Moving Focus is at the Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London, W1 from 19 January until 18 February. Entrance is free. Visit www.alancristea.com/exhibitions for more information.

Last Updated 18 January 2012