A landmark publication exploring David Hockney’s work over the past decade, including a catalogue raisonné of the artist’s iPhone and iPad pieces. Simon Maidment is Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, at National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Barbara Bolt is Associate Dean, Research, at the VCA and MCM, University of Victoria. Li Bowen is an art historian. Martin Gayford is the author of several books, including A History of Pictures and A Bigger Message, both with David Hockney. Edith Devaney is Senior Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
2,036 illustrations 30.5 x 25.0 cm 328pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 094051 January £45.00
David Hockney: Current Texts by Simon Maidment, Li Bowen, Martin Gayford, Barbara Bolt and Edith Devaney 6
David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the past halfcentury, and arguably the country’s greatest living painter. He has dedicated his life to drawing, oil painting, printmaking, set design and photocollage, and more recently has extended his practice into watercolour, charcoal, multi-camera video installation and digital drawing. This book surveys the artist’s output over the past decade. It includes essays by Simon Maidment, Martin Gayford, Li Bowen, Barbara Bolt and Edith Devaney, as well as a Q&A with Hockney himself and a selection of the remarkably prolific and diverse works of these years. It also features, for the first time, the complete catalogue raisonné of Hockney’s iPhone and iPad drawings – some 1,500 works. Reflecting and celebrating a life’s work based on risk-taking and experimentation, this publication will appeal to those familiar with David Hockney and inspire those new to his art.
‘I won’t read a more interesting book all year ... utterly fascinating’ A.N. Wilson, Sunday Times 978 0 500 239490 £29.95 hb
‘A remarkable picture of Britain’s greatest living artist’ Daily Telegraph 978 0 500 292259 £16.95 pb