Tate Britain recently announced that it will be opening an extensive David Hockney retrospective exhibit in February 2017, which is set to cover six decades of the iconic artist's work. The show is planned to be one of the biggest ever held at the gallery and will coincide with Hockney's 80th birthday.

"I am delighted to let you know that David Hockney, one of the most popular and influential British artists of the 20th century, will be returning to Tate Britain in February 2017 for his most comprehensive exhibition yet," said Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain. "David Hockney is without a doubt one of Britain's greatest living artists. His practice is both consistent, in its pursuit of core concerns, while also wonderfully diverse. Hockney's impact on post-war art, and culture more generally, is inestimable, and this is a fantastic opportunity to see the full trajectory of his career to date."

After London, the show will head to Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.