David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
David Hockney, ‘Untitled No 346, from a Bigger Book: Art Edition B ’, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Sold with this is TASCHEN’s first ever SUMO publication for a painter : A Bigger Book . This is a majestic visual survey of David Hockney’s art. In it, Hockney takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at art school up to his recent extensive series of portraits, iPad drawings, and Yorkshire landscapes. Never before has Hockney’s oeuvre been published in such scope, with such investment from the artist, and on such an astonishing, immersive scale.

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: The Artist and Taschen , Berlin

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