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NEC videowall shows digital Hockney art

David Hockney is among the UK's most iconic living artists. His latest exhibition in London features a videowall from NEC.

The much acclaimed major exhibition of new landscape works by David Hockney RA, opened at the Royal Academy of Arts, London on 21 January. A 6 x 3 video wall using the 55” NEC MultiSync X551UN LED-backlit LCD display is displaying a series of digital video works, produced using 18 cameras.

“There are few display applications more challenging than displaying works of art, they require reproduction of the finest detail, and absolute colour accuracy is essential,” said Jonathan Cooper, business development manager at NEC Display Solutions (pictured).

“We’re delighted that the high quality of the X551UN has been recognised in this way.”

From the Royal Academy of Arts, the exhibition will move on to the Guggenheim in Bilbao and then to The Ludwig Museum in Cologne as it progresses on its European tour. The video wall will be disassembled and re-installed at each exhibition to continue to provide the ultimate digital canvas.

Royal Academy of Arts, London: 21 January – 9 April 2012
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao: 14 May – 30 September 2012
Ludwig Museum, Cologne: 29 October 2012 – 4 February 2013