• David Hockney

    L.A. Louver

    A year ago or so, my interest in David Hockney was rekindled after seeing A Bigger Splash, a documentary made by Jack Hazan in the early ’70s about Hockney (his work, his friends) and certainly one of the best films ever on a contemporary artist. It made me yearn for actual Hockneys—beachy pinks and swimming pool blues along with the exact shades (natty beiges) of Boho London. When I said this—that I was hungry for Hockney—certain supposedly with-it art-world types groaned. There is, I guess, the difficult case of Hockney, not unlike that of other artists who become as famous, if

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