The de Young Museum sought displays that could accurately portray David Hockney’s digital art installations. Visitors were “awestruck” by the work being showcased on NEC’s displays.
Facility: de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Challenges: Displaying vibrant, large-scale video and digital art installations
Solution: 55” NEC X551UN
Date: October 2013
Famed British artist David Hockney has embraced new technologies throughout his career—everything from Polaroid cameras to fax machines—shifting between media as his own style evolves.
From Oct. 2013 to Jan. 2014, the de Young Museum in San Francisco exhibited an expansive collection of Hockney’s work, “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition,” with a focus on his recent video art and drawings composed on iPads.
Several massive NEC Display video walls featuring the technologyenabled work serve as a dramatic centerpiece amid conventional paintings and drawings.
“All told, this array forms an in-depth portrait of the artist as a traditionfluent progressive working nonstop at the height of his powers, deftly juggling digital and analog modes of representation and energetically pursuing newness on several fronts,” according to the New York Times review of the show