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Intimate new bio of British painter David Hockney

April 13, 2012 • Entertainment


In this book cover image released by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, “David Hockney: A Rake’s Progress,” by Christopher Simon Sykes is shown. (AP Photo/Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

“David Hockney” (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Christopher Simon Sykes: David Hockney may be Britain’s greatest living painter, and if not the greatest, then certainly the most recognizable, the Englishman who taught Americans that L.A.’s swimming pools were something worth looking at.

Over Hockney’s long, prolific career — he turns 75 this year — his restless creativity has driven him to work in a variety of media, from painting and printmaking to film, photography and theater. Lately, he’s been drawing on an iPad. Login to read more

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