By Hockney, David; Sykes, David
In this attention-grabbing and pleasing moment quantity, Christopher Simon Sykes explores the existence and paintings of Britain's preferred residing artist.
David Hockney is likely one of the such a lot influential and best-loved artists of the 20th century. His profession has spanned and epitomized the paintings hobbies of the prior 5 a long time. identifying up Hockney's tale in 1975, this booklet unearths him flitting among Notting Hill and California, the place he took concept for the swimming pool sequence of work; growing acclaimed set designs for operas worldwide; and embracing rising technologies—the Polaroid digicam and fax desktop within the seventies and eighties and, such a lot lately, the iPad. Hockney's boundless power extends to his own existence too, and this quantity illuminates the glamorous circles he strikes in, in addition to his occasionally turbulent relationships.
Christopher Simon Sykes has been granted particular and unheard of entry to Hockney's work, notebooks, and diaries, and a large number of them are reproduced the following. that includes interviews with relations, buddies, and Hockney himself, it is a vigorous and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and a unprecedented man.