David Hockney: The Biography

David Hockney: The Biography

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Drawing on exclusive and unprecedented access to David Hockney’s extensive archives, notebooks, and paintings, interviews with family, friends, and on Hockney himself, Christopher Simon Sykes provides a colorful and intimate portrait of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.

Born in 1937, David Hockney grew up in a northern English town during the days of postwar austerity. By the time he was ten years old he knew he wanted to be an artist,… (more)

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Because this volume ends in 1975, the reader does not get to appreciate the full range of Mr. Hockney’s work — his ever-evolving style and his restless mastery of an extraordinary panoply of mediums, including drawing, oils, acrylics, watercolors, printmaking, photography, collage and most recently iPad art.

Now Christopher Simon Sykes, an English writer and photographer, has won the cooperation of Hockney and his four siblings for this entertaining and intimate two-volume biography, which leaves no aspect of the artist’s life unexplored, including his brave choice to lead an openly gay life at a time when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Nan A. Talese (April 17, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 17.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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