David Hockney


David Hockney Quotes

  • ''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 there first.''
    David Hockney (b. 1937), British artist. "Mexico City: May 1984," Hockney On Photography, ed. Wendy O. Brown (1988). From conversations with Paul Joyce.
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  • ''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 Joyce.
  • ''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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