By Christopher Simon Sykes
David Hockney's occupation has spanned and epitomised the artwork pursuits of the prior 5 a long time. quantity 1 lined his youth: his precocious fulfillment at Bradford artwork collage and the Swinging 60s in London, the place he befriended some of the iconic cultural figures of the iteration. settling on up Hockney's tale in 1975, this quantity unearths him flitting among Notting Hill and California, the place he took suggestion for the swimming pool sequence of work; growing the acclaimed set designs for operas world wide; and embracing rising applied sciences – the digital camera and fax computing device within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, and so much lately the iPad. Hockney's boundless strength extends to his own existence too, and this quantity illuminates the glamorous circles he moved in, in addition to his occasionally turbulent relationships.
With remarkable entry to Hockney's work, notebooks, diaries and the fellow himself, this moment quantity keeps the vigorous and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and a unprecedented man.
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