David Hockney leads readers on an artistic journey where anything is possible. He considers the influence of Picasso and Rembrandt and speaks of Eastern conventions and perspective and of their relevance to his work. He points to Laurel and Hardy's lasting appeal in his conviction that popularity and art are not incompatible. Hockney and his work have long been the subjects of controversy; few 20th-century artists have so successfully surmounted their cult image for three decades, and he remains one of our most relentlessly dedicated, and original painters. This illustrated volume offers to give readers and art-lovers a rare insight into the thought-processes and working life of one of our most celebrated artists.
Born in 1937 in Bradford, David Hockney has become one of the most celebrated of modern artists. His 1997 London Exhibition, Faces and Spaces' and his 1999 Paris exhibition have indicated how fresh and fertile his imagination continues to be.