A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney
Artist(s): David Hockney
Author(s): Martin Gayford
Year published: October 2011
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 248
Illustrations: Includes 110 illustrations, 106 in colour
5 in stock
In this remarkable new book, a record of a decade of private conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, David Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and humour the fruits of his lifelong problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface.
The conversations are punctuated by witty observations from both Gayford and Hockney on numerous other artists, and enlivened by shrewd insights into the contrasting social and physical landscapes of California, where Hockney spent so many years, and Yorkshire, the birthplace to which he has returned. Some of the diverse people he has encountered along the way – from Henri Cartier-Bresson to Billy Wilder – make entertaining entries into the dialogue.