York under Warter

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The largest painting David Hockney has ever created has gone on show in York Art Gallery.

Bigger Trees Near Warter or/ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photograpique 2007, measuring 12m by 4.5m, is made up of 50 smaller canvasses of a landscape near Warter. Its arrival in York marks the start of Art in Yorkshire - supported by Tate, a year long celebration of the visual arts in 19 galleries in Yorkshire. Works from Tate’s Collection of historic, modern and contemporary art will be showcased through a programme of exhibitions and events. Nick Serota, Director, Tate, said: “It is wholly appropriate that Hockney’s remarkable work Bigger Trees Near Warter should be shown for the first time outside of London at York Art Gallery. Standing before Bigger Trees Near Warter, the viewer is overwhelmed by the beauty of the winter trees and the energy of the Yorkshire landscape.