David Hockney’s retrospective at the Tate Britain has become the gallery’s most popular show at all of its four locations. The exhibition, which was on view February 9 – May 29, 2017 garnered 478,082 visitors. According to The Guardian, nearly 35,000 advance tickets were pre-sold, more than any other show in Tate history.
Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain, said the gallery had been the “perfect place to showcase one of our greatest living artists. The response to this retrospective – the first in 29 years – has been incredible. It is wonderful that so many people have had the chance to see it, and that they found the exhibition so exciting, thought-provoking and moving. We look forward to many more people seeing the exhibition when it travels to Paris and New York.”