Art Lovers Book Club at the CRMA: A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney
David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely celebrated―he is perhaps the world’s most popular living painter. But he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.
This new edition includes a revised introduction and five new chapters which cover Hockney’s production since 2011, including preparations for the Bigger Picture exhibition held at the Royal Academy in 2012 and the making of Hockney’s iPad drawings and plans for the show.
The conversations between Hockney and Gayford are punctuated by surprising and revealing observations on other artists―Van Gogh, Vermeer, and Picasso among them―and enlivened by shrewd insights into the contrasting social and physical landscapes of Yorkshire, Hockney’s birthplace, and California. 181 illustrations, 154 in color