David Hockney on Photography, Painting, and the Death of Both

Marina Cashdan
Oct 23, 2012 10:12PM

"I never thought painting was dying," he says matter-of-factly. "If painting were dying, everything would be just photographs, and it can’t be that. That would be far, far too dull. People said that they never thought photography would change. But it has changed. So once you realize that photography is changing, it’s a very different point of view. Photography is moving back toward painting. I can call that book Drawing in Photography ." He smiles wryly, before moving on to an entirely new monologue.

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