David Hockney's Grand Canyon

June 19, 1998 – September 7, 1998

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor Floor Plan

On view is a 24-foot-wide oil painting entitled A Bigger Grand Canyon that consists of 60 small canvases mounted as one continuous image. This work was inspired by Thomas Moran's monumental 19th-century painting of the Grand Canyon, but features Hockney's distinctive vibrant colors and shifting perspectives. Also included are 2 photo-collages from the 1980s and 4 preparatory drawings.