A painting from Budapest’s Ludwig Museum features in the David Hockney Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The painting, Contre-Jour (Against Daylight) in the French Style has been leased from Budapest by the New York Museum exclusively to this major retrospective. The British artist painted this picture in 1974 one year after he had moved to Paris.

“This is a quite unique and standout piece from Hockney”, said Júlia Fabényi, the Director of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, who participated at the exhibition’s press review on 20 November. “He had been experimenting the French Impressionism at that time and he mixed that style up with Pop Art techniques said Fabényi. The Hungarian director also emphasized the importance of the lease which could open the ground for further cooperation between the institutions.

Exhibition dates: November 27, 2017–February 25, 2018
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Galleries, Gallery 999

Júlia Fabényi (right), Director of the Ludwig Museum in Budapest and Balassi Institute’s Sára Zalányi in front of the painting at the press review on 20 November