David Hockney


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David Hockney (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He is based in Bridlington, Yorkshire, and Kensington, London. Hockney also maintains two residences in Los Angeles, one in Nicholas Canyon, as well as an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, the city where he has lived on and off for more than 30 ... more »

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  • No theoretician, no writer on art, however interesting he or she might be, could be as interesting as Picasso. A good writer on art may give you an insight to Picasso, but, after all, Picasso was ther...
    David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. "Mexico City: May 1984," Hockney On Photography, ed. Wendy O. Brown (1988). From conversations with Paul ...
  • ''Television is becoming a collage—there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.''
    David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. "New York: November 1985," Hockney On Photography, ed. Wendy Brown (1988). Conversations with Paul Joyce....
  • ''If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.''
    David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. "New York: September 1986," Hockney On Photography, ed. Wendy Brown (1988). From conversations with Paul ...
  • ''We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.''
    David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. Quoted in Observer (London, June 9, 1991).
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