David Hockney Makes A Splash With His Battersea Power Station Christmas Trees

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David Hockney Makes A Splash With His Battersea Power Station Christmas Trees

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Twin Christmas trees - purple and green in front of Battersea Power Station
Image: Battersea Power Station

There's a late entry in the battle for London's most original Christmas tree from Battersea Power Station — which unveiled a twin pair of 'trees' sketched on an iPad by the legendary David Hockney — projected onto two of its towers.

Launched on Friday (1 December) night, 'Hockney’s Bigger Christmas Trees' are two gargantuan green and purple creations — crowned with 'stars' at the tippety top of the chimneys — which will be beamed onto the two towers on the building's north facade, in a looping 10-minute animation. You can catch them every night from 5pm-10.30pm until Christmas Day.

"Battersea Power Station is such a beautiful building, I wanted to decorate it in a way that I hoped would bring joy and hope to Londoners," said Hockney.

St Pancras has gone with a bookish theme for its 2023 Christmas tree.

The 'trees' join some interesting efforts for Christmas 2023, which also includes a 'library' tree in St Pancras station, and a huge venus fly trap outside John Lewis on Oxford Street.

The National Portrait Gallery currently has an exhibition of Hockney portraits, Hockney: Drawing from Life, which is on till 21 January 2024.

Last Updated 12 December 2023

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