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David Hockney

David Hockney (U.K., b. 1937)

The art of David Hockney is always engaging in its pleasant ambiguities: It’s warm but somehow aloof; filled with light yet often dark and brooding in subject; simple, frank and mundane, but also ethereal and complex. The artist’s stature in the contemporary- art world is such that, in a 2011 survey of one thousand British painters and sculptors, he was named the most influential British artist of all time.

Hockney grew up in Bradford, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, studying at the Bradford School of Art from 1953 to ’57, and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to ’ 1962. Though he was educated in art a time when abstraction dominated the field, Hockney stuck resolutely to figurative painting and drawing. His early paintings suggest a search for a style, veering from Expressionism to a grotesquerie suggestive of James Ensor. But Hockney found himself almost the moment he arrived in Los Angeles, in 1963. The move from the gray and rainy Britain to a world of bright sunshine and sparkling water brought Hockney a sense of freedom and an artistic epiphany. He would spend most of the next five years in L.A., painting luminous pictures, such as A Bigger Splash (1967), of things that made him happy: swimming pools, manicured lawns, palm trees, stucco buildings and luxuries like shower stalls. Hockney also painted people, almost always his friends. His California portraits such as Beverly Hills Housewife (1966) are considered to be his finest work. They are at once grandly scaled, intimate and poetic.

In the 1970s, Hockney moved back to Britain and spent much of his time on photography and printmaking. He returned to painting in the 1980s, and to subjects like still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Hockney has always been fascinated by the use of technology in art — he’s credited with inventing the technique of joining Polaroid photos in a collage to form a panoramic picture — and has been using the Brush app to paint on an iPad. Because he is prolific and works in a wide range of mediums, Hockney’s art is available at many price points. His consistently striking and provocative work should have a place in any comprehensive collection of contemporary art.

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David Hockney Original Vintage Poster 'Parade Metropolitan Opera New York 1981'
By David Hockney
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
David Hockney original vintage poster 'Parade Metropolitan Opera New York 1981' Created for the Opera Parade at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1981. It shows an acrobat doi...
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1980s Unknown Modern Vintage David Hockney

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Hockney On Photography, Conversations with Paul Joyce by David Hockney Book
By David Hockney
Located in North Hollywood, CA
HOCKNEY ON PHOTOGRAPHY: CONVERSATION WITH PAUL JOYCE Hockney, David. 192 pages, fully illustrated with color and photos, drawings and paintings. Color illustrated dust jacket and ...
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Late 20th Century American Modern David Hockney

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China Diary - David Hockney & Stephen Spender, 1982
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
China Diary David Hockney & Stephen Spender Harry N Abrams, 1982 New York. Hardcover in Dust Jacket First Edition. The illustrated diary of the trip Spender and Hockney took tog...
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Late 20th Century American Post-Modern David Hockney

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Original Vintage Poster David Hockney, 'Prints From Tyler Graphics, 1984-1986'
By David Hockney
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
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1980s Unknown Modern Vintage David Hockney

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David Hockney, My Window
By David Hockney
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In this artist’s book of 120 iPhone and iPad drawings, David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. Each image depicts a fleeting moment—...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Hockney

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David Hockney My Window, Art Edition (No. 501–750) ‘No. 610’, 23rd December 2010
By David Hockney
Located in Los Angeles, CA
In this artist’s book of 120 iPhone and iPad drawings, David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. Each image depicts a fleeting moment—...
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21st Century and Contemporary David Hockney

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Original Vintage Exhibition 'David Hockney At Andre Emmerich' New York, 1969
By David Hockney
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
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1960s Unknown Modern Vintage David Hockney

David Hockney – That's The Way I See It, 1st Edition 1993
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Thames and Hudson, 1993 “That’s The Way I See It” is David Hockney’s second autobiographical monograph. Published in the early 1990s, this great book d...
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1990s British David Hockney

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David Hockney "Hockney Posters" First Edition, 1987
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Pavilion Books, 1987. The posters for Hockney’s exhibitions never disappoint, usually incorporating a piece from the show they are graphically powerful...
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1980s British Vintage David Hockney

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David Hockney, A Bigger Book
By David Hockney
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hardcover, 50 x 70 cm (19.6 x 27.5 in.), 498 pages, 13 fold-outs, with an adjustable bookstand designed by Marc Newson, plus an illustrated 680-page chronology book A Bigger Book,...
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21st Century and Contemporary European David Hockney

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David Hockney, Cameraworks, 1st Edition 1984
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
First edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1984. Cameraworks is a spectacular assemblage of David Hockney's photographic works. From the lively and intimate photo collages of frie...
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1980s British Vintage David Hockney

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Paper

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'Parade' original screenprint by David Hockney
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By David Hockney
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