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National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 10.5 in. / 208 pgs / 150 color.

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Pub Date
Forthcoming

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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 15   

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London, UK
National Portrait Gallery, 02/27/20–06/28/20

New York, NY
Morgan Library & Museum, 10/02/20–01/17/21

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Text by Sarah Howgate.

Featured image is reproduced from 'David Hockney: Drawing from Life.'

Celebrating more than 60 years of intimate portraiture by David Hockney

Published to accompany a major international exhibition, David Hockney: Drawing from Life features Hockney’s drawings from the 1950s to the present day, and focuses on his depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him: his muse, Celia Birtwell; his mother, Laura Hockney; and his friends, the curator, Gregory Evans, and master printer, Maurice Payne. In his portrait drawings of these figures, Hockney tries out new stylistic experiments and expresses his admiration for his artistic predecessors, from Holbein to Picasso.

Featuring 150 beautifully reproduced works from public and private collections across the world, this publication traces the trajectory of Hockney’s drawing practice by examining how he has revisited these five figures throughout his career. Highlights include a series of new portraits, colored pencil drawings created in Paris in the early 1970s, composite Polaroid portraits from the 1980s and a selection of drawings from an intense period of self-scrutiny during the 1980s when the artist created a self-portrait every day for two months.

David Hockney (born 1937) is considered one of the most celebrated British contemporary artists. Hockney studied at the Bradford School of Art and the Royal College of Art with R.B. Kitaj, Allen Jones and Derek Boshier. Graduating with a gold medal, he became a leading figure in pop art. His work encompasses drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and stage design.


Featured image is reproduced from 'David Hockney: Drawing from Life.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Guardian

Jonathan Jones

From joyful sketches of old friends to a nude meeting with Picasso – when Hockney wields his pencil we see the undisguised truth

Telegraph

Alastair Sooke

as intimate as it gets, and barely a swimming pool in sight.

Daily Mail

Robin Simon

as intimate as it gets, and barely a swimming pool in sight

Hyperallergic

Michael Glover

The history of Hockney and his lifelong life-drawing itch, pursued now over seven decades.

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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David Hockney: A Yorkshire Sketchbook

DAVID HOCKNEY: A YORKSHIRE SKETCHBOOK

By David Hockney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533235
USD $25.00
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Pub Date: 1/3/2012
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David Hockney: Six Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm

DAVID HOCKNEY: SIX FAIRY TALES FROM BROTHERS GRIMM

By David Hockney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781907533242
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Pub Date: 3/1/2012
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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

DAVID HOCKNEY: DRAWING FROM LIFE

Text by Sarah Howgate.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

ISBN: 9781855147973
USD $45.00
| CAN $63

Pub Date: 5/5/2020
Forthcoming


David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life

DAVID HOCKNEY: 82 PORTRAITS AND 1 STILL-LIFE

Text by Tim Barringer, Edith Devaney.

ROYAL ACADEMY PUBLICATIONS

ISBN: 9781910350287
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 8/23/2016
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