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Sykes, Christopher Simon, 1948–

Hockney : the biography / Christopher Simon Sykes.

Additional Title(s):

Hockney : a rake's progress.

Hockney : a pilgrim's progress.

London : Century, 2011-2014.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
NJ18.H64 S95 2011 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this astounding first volume of his authorised biography Christopher Sykes explores the fascinating world of the most popular living artist in the world today. David Hockney's career has spanned and epitomised the art movements of the last five decades; His story is one of precocious achievement at Bradford Art College, the Swinging 60s in London where he befriended many of the iconic cultural figures of the generation, to California and the cool of the swimming pool series of paintings, through the acclaimed set designs for countless operas around the world and major retrospective exhibitions. The second volume picks up in 1975 and finds Hockney betwen Notting Hill and California where he took inspiration for the swimming pool paintings and continues most recently with the emerging interests of technologies: the camera, fax machine and iPad.
Subject Terms:
Hockney, David.
Painters -- Great Britain -- Biography.