Book Review: David Hockney

Every day last spring, David Hockney created a new piece of work, in fact 116 pictures in 95 days. That’s a phenomenal production rate for any artist, but particularly astounding for an octogenarian. He and his technical team developed a special app for iPad for faster brushstrokes.

The Travelling Bookbinder: Book Review: David Hockney: Spring Cannot Be Cancelled

Isn’t it incredible to witness such enthusiasm for creating, and creation, to see someone so absorbed in four acres of Normandy?

‘Every time I go out, I see something to draw.’ he says.

The book is a series of conversations and correspondence between David Hockney and Martin Gayford, ruminating on art, artists, perception and life.

The brightness of image and compelling energy can’t help but confer on the reader great solace and hope.

David Hockney’s exhibition at the Royal Academy has recently opened and is reviewed here and here.

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