Tomorrow in London, a retrospective show will open at the Tate Gallery with works representing 60 years in the life of one of the world's leading painters.
The show will feature art he has made from age 16 through his late 70s, National Public Radio's Susan Stamberg reports, and it will be the biggest retrospective of David Hockney's work.
But the artist, who will turn 80 in July, won't be attending any of the galas celebrating the opening.
"He doesn't go out much now," Stamberg reports. "Crowds are too noisy. Losing his hearing has been an isolating experience. 'I'm not very good at listening now,' he says. When he was younger, he was a lively fixture at parties and friends' gatherings. Not so any more."
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