Ambling along Golden Gate Park, I reached my destination – the de Young Museum to check out the Hockney exhibition (his work from 2002 -2013). It’s quite extraordinary just how prolific Hockney as an artist is and you really felt that with this exhibit, especially with the diverse media he engages with.
It was quite interesting to observe his interactive iPad drawings and the several stages of composition and begged the question when does an artist know when to stop? Is a piece ever really finished?
My pass entitled me to check out the other big exhibit showing at the De Young ‘The Art of Bulgari’ – so up the stairs I went into an extraordinary emporium of fine jewellery.
Focusing on jewellery from the 1950s-1990’s, it really was a feast for the eyes – I loved the famous snake bracelet watches especially the 1967 Serpenti snake bracelet watch – gold with polychrome and enamel emeralds. The Elizabeth Taylor room with pieces from her private collection, many courtesy of husband Richard Burton, was brilliantly blingtastic.