Hainley, Bruce, Artforum International
A year ago or so, my interest in David Hockney was rekindled after seeing A Bigger Splash, a documentary made by Jack Hazan in the early '70s about Hockney (his work, his friends) and certainly one of the best films ever on a contemporary artist. It made me yearn for actual Hockneys - beachy pinks and swimming pool blues along with the exact shades (natty beiges) of Boho London. When I said this - that I was hungry for Hockney - certain supposedly with-it art-world types groaned. There is, I guess, the difficult case of Hockney, not unlike that of other artists who become as famous, if not more so, for their own image as for the ones they make. In addition to the …
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Publication information: Article title: David Hockney. Contributors: Hainley, Bruce - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 37. Issue: 3 Publication date: November 1998. Page number: 111. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.
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