David Hockney, ‘David Hockney: A Bigger Book’, 2016, ArtWise

"The bookís sumptuous portfolio is supplemented by an illustrated chronology of more than 600 pages, contextualizing Hockneyís art with drawings, graphic work, portrait photos, and text based on the artistís own writings as well as contemporary reviews. A Bigger Book is presented on a Marc Newson bookstand." - Synopsis taken from Taschen.com The book when opened is 39.5 inches wide, and when the tri-fold is opened it measures at 58.5 inches. The book itself weighs 65 pounds. It includes an easel stand, white gloves and a set of axle wrenches to assemble the easel.

About David Hockney

A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockney gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. In We Two Boys Clinging Together (1961), red-painted couples embrace one other while floating amidst fragments from a Walt Whitman poem. After moving to California at the end of 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of the sensual and uninhibited life of athletic young men, depicting swimming pools, palm trees, and perpetual sunshine. Experimenting with photography in the mid-1970s, Hockney went on to create his famous photocollages with Polaroids and snapshot prints arranged in a grid formation, pushing the two-dimensionality of photography to the limit, fragmenting the monocular vision of the camera and activating the viewer in the process. A versatile artist, Hockney has produced work in almost every medium—including full-scale opera set designs, prints, and drawings using cutting-edge technology such as fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and even iPhones and iPads.

British, b. 1937, Bradford, United Kingdom, based in Yorkshire, United Kingdom