Hasse Persson meets David Hockney in "A Rakes Progress"

Abecita Art Museum, Borås
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As a 24-year-old art student, David Hockney traveled to New York in 1961. When he first saw the skyscrapers in New York's famous skyline, Hockney felt like Tom Rakewell in William Hogarth's "A Rake's Progress" - Hogarth's banknotes and paintings of the mid-18th century. Back in London, Hockney described his experiences in a series of 16 etchings as a tribute to Hogarth and called them "A Rake´s Progress" (1963).

A few years later, in 1967, 24-year-old Swedish photographer Hasse Persson moved to New York and became familiar with David Hockney's experiences and etchings. In her debut book "New York - The City of Contrasts" (1969) and in the book "Studio 54" (2014) Hasse Persson insightfully photographed "The Road of Rucklar" in New York. The exhibition on the meeting between David Hockney and Hasse Persson has been compiled

by Hasse exclusively for ABECITA ARTS MUSEUM.

Vernissage: Thursday, October 10 at. 18:30.

exhibitionruns from October 10 to January 19, 2020.

During the same period the exhibitions are ongoing:

  • Bruno Ehrs- On demand
  • Gerry Johansson - Recipient of the Tunbjörk Foundation Prize 2019
  • Christer Hanssson - The dairy farmer in Torp
  • November 7 - January 19, Inka Kivalo - Award winner of Nordic Award in Textiles.
19Jan 10:00 - 15:00 Abecita Art Museum

Contact information

Abecita Konstmuseum
Herrljungagatan 15
Phone: +46-768350100
Booking: +46-768350100

Organizer: Abecita Konstmuseum

E-mail: michaela@abecitakonst.se

Opening hours

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Mondays closed. Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm Different opening hours: 7-9 / 10 closed due to overhang. 10/10 Vernissage and open 18.30-20.30 On 7/11 closed due to the award of the Nordic Award in Textiles. 24-26 / 12 closed 31 / 12-1 / 1 2020 closed

Price information

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Adult SEK 100 - coffee included

Studied SEK 50

School group (under 15) - 400 kr

For 15 years, in parents' company - free admission

No charge to the cafe or bookstore

Public transportation

|Translated by Google translation| Bus 100 from Gothenburg to Resecentrum, then bus 3 to Knalleland - right in front of the press office. By train from Stockholm or Herrljunga there is a station 100 m from the museum. A stop before Borås! Central Station.


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From Knalleland Train Station and bus stop about 2 minutes. On foot from the Travel Center, about 15 minutes to the museum. By car - follow easiest signage towards Borås Zoo, well inside its parking, keep right past Borås Simarena and 200 m down the street is Abecita Art Museum.