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Following his sweeping exploration of landscape in 2012 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, published in the phenomenally successfulDavid Hockney: A Bigger Picture, this new volume looks exclusively at the portraits that David Hockney, one of the most famous artists in the world, has been painting recently. In 2012, Hockney returned to California, where he had lived and worked for long periods. There followed a series of painted portraits, the subjects of which ranged from studio assistants and office staff to family, friends, and long-term acquaintances. Also included are a number of fellow artists, curators, and gallerists, including John Baldessari and Larry Gagosian. Reproduced in stunning colorplates along with two important new texts, this vivid series of portraits, executed in bold acrylics, is observant and full of life, marking Hockney’s vibrant return to Technicolor form.
Number of Pages: 173
Sub-Genre: Subjects + Themes / Portraits, European
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Author: Tim Barringer
Street Date: August 23, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-9527