david hockney born bradford 1937

undoubtedly our modern day living Picasso!

known as the 'golden boy' of British painting, David Hockney famously chose

to die his hair blonde, after seeing the 1960's Clairol advert proclaiming

'blondes have more fun'...

Hockney has always had a terrific facility for drawing...

But his stupendous and relentless work ethic, combined with his not caring 'what the neighbours think,' have only

added to his genius.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Karen's first Hockney 1970
for sale scarce little 1st edition of David Hockney's Six Fairy Tales, 1970,
with 39 etching illustrations,
available at
£95

swiftly followed by

degree thesis on David Hockney's theatrework 1979 the highlight of this

project was sitting in the tiny director's box at Glyndebourne during the

production of Rake's Progress, 1976

here is pdf of my dissertation, written in 1979!

 

framed Langan's Brasserie menus from the 1970s. nfs.



RCA poster 1960s



1980s souvenirs from Salt's Mill Yorkshire.

framed Woldgate Woods lll 20 and 21 May 2006
reproduction on textile by Royal Academy,
sold


an ephemeral design for his hometown of Bradford,
December 1989 telephone directory!
£30



DAVID HOCKNEY
original 'Bounce' newspaper print,
unframed, with outer explanation sheet from Telegraph & Argus Bradford, 1987
£280


fab hb. fully illustrated catalogue of 2022 exhibition at Annely Juda Gallery
(designed by DH)
we have a few available in the shop



1976 album cover by D.H.


The most impressive thing about Hockney has been his constant enquiry and

his engagement with the process of LOOKING...

 

images to follow at some point....

scrap of Celia Birtwell Hockney Pulchinello fabric

reproduction of Hockney swimming pool for carpet design

 

exhibition at Annely Juda Gallery May - July 2015

2017 witty subversion of The Sun masthead

and now - at Westminster Abbey his stained glass window

and 2019 still finding life a blast - rescued by firemen in Amsterdam!



and NOW APRIL 2020 in lockdown in Normandy France,
an optimistic spring is celebrated by DH on his ipad.
(©BBC & David Hockney)




Latest wonder from DH is the Picadilly Circus roundel 2021 - we love it.
It is not easy to create this apparent nonchalance, contrary to his critics.

 

I always understood that DH was our very own Picasso,

but then I saw this Doisneau photo and realised how deep the relationship goes...

Go see amazing ipad still lives at Annely Juda Gallery until end of 2022

 


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