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David Hockney
Double Entrance
1993–95
oil
72 x 168 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment



Double Entrance is inspired by the artist's drives along winding and hilly coastal roads near Los Angeles, where shifting perspectives offer glimpses of sea and rock. Hockney sometimes "orchestrates" road trips by driving faster or slower through the hills, following the pace of the music playing on his car radio. The painting translates his rhythmic progress into the language of abstraction.