David Hockney, We Two Boys Together Clinging
“Pop was meant as a cultural break, signifying the firing squad without mercy or reprieve, for the kind of people who believed in Loeb classics, holidays in Tuscany, drawings by Augustus John, signed pieces of French furniture, leading articles in the Daily Telegraph and very good clothes that lasted forever…
One thing I dislike more than being taken too lightly is being taken too seriously. (Billy Wilder)
David Hockney painted We Two Boys Together Clinging in 1959. It exhibits many of the qualities characteristic of Hockney's later work-a self-consciously deployed pictorial naivete which is contradicted by the accomplished and painterly manner in which that naivete is com-
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Publication information: Book title: Hiding in the Light: On Images and Things. Contributors: Dick Hebdige - Author. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 116.
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