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Tate plans 'biggest' Modigliani retrospective

Works by Amedeo Modigliani Image copyright Tate
Image caption The Little Peasant and Portrait of a Girl will be among the Modigliani paintings on display

A retrospective exhibition of the work of Amedeo Modigliani has been announced by the Tate.

The painter produced some of the most memorable art of the early 20th Century including his series of nudes and elongated portraits.

The exhibition, which will be housed at the Tate Modern, will open in November 2017.

A retrospective of sculptor Alberto Giacometti will also be on display at the gallery from next May.

The company said it would be the "most comprehensive survey" of Modigliani's work ever seen in the UK.

Previously unseen plasters and drawings alongside more familiar bronze sculptures and oil paintings by the artist will be included.

A painting by the Italian artist was sold at auction in November for $170.4m (£113m), the second-highest price ever for a work sold at auction.

The Tate unveiled its full programme of exhibitions for 2017 on Tuesday morning.

As previously announced, Tate Britain will host a collection of works by David Hockney to coincide with the artist's 80th birthday.

The company said the exhibition, which opens in February 2017, would "celebrate his achievement across painting, drawing, print, photography, video and digital media".

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Image caption An installation by Rachel Whiteread was displayed in the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in 2005

Landmarks in the relationship between art and social history will also be explored in Queer British Art, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and Red Star Over Russia.

Queer British Art, which will open in April 2017, is timed to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in Britain.

It will explore how shifts in gender and sexuality found expression in the arts over 100 years. Some of Hockney's work will feature in the exhibition.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power will span the period 1963-83 and will look at how the category of black art was defined by artists across the US.

Red Star Over Russia will mark the centenary of the October Revolution, which heralded a wave of innovation and design in Russia.

The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile will explore how French artists Monet and Pissarro interpreted British culture and society.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Rachel Whiteread and Emilia and Ilya Kabokov are among the contemporary artists to feature in the Tate's 2017 exhibition programme.

The retrospective of Rachel Whiteread, who won the Turner Prize in 1993, will open in September 2017 at Tate Britain and feature previously unseen works by the artist.

Tillmans's exhibition at the Tate Modern will include photographs, videos and recorded music.

The artist will also put on display a specially-commissioned installation featuring live music events at Tate's South Tank for 10 days.

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