National Portrait Gallery David Hockney Portraits exhibition catalogue

David Hockney Portraits

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A beautifully illustrated second hand book examining Hockney's portraits in all media

David Hockney (B. 1937) Is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait Of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist's life.

Featured subjects Include members of Hockney's family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, And W. H. Auden.

This authoritative new study examines Hockney's portraits in all media - painting, drawing, photocollage and prints - and is produced in close collaboration with the artist. Together, the authors reveal how Hockney's creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his iconic double portraits of the late 1960s and early 1970s to his cubist-influenced investigations of the 1980s and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life in oils. Featuring over 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the range and innovation of his creative practice but also the circular nature of his subjects and artistic pre-occupations.

Featuring more than 250 works from the past 50 years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney's creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.

Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages | 300  images
  • Date published: September 2006
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Used - in good condition. Text body is clean and free for annotation, underling and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Cover shows mild surface and edge wear and some creasing. Page edges are slightly marked.
  • ISBN: 978-1855143623
  • Product Dimensions: 26.5  x 21.4 cm

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