David Hockney

British artist

1937   -  

movement: hyperrealism, contemporary art
genre: graphics, photography
country of citizenship: England, United Kingdom
language of expression: English
educated at: Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design
occupation: painter, printmaker, photographer, scenographer, drawer, illustrator, lithographer
award received: Praemium Imperiale, California Hall of Fame
student of: Frank Lisle
influenced by: Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon

David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937) is a British painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.Hockney has owned a home and studio in Bridlington and London, and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.On 15 November 2018, Hockney's 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at Christie's auction house in New York City for $90 million (£70 million), becoming the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. This broke the previous record, set by the 2013 sale of Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) for $58.4 million. Hockney held this record until 15 May 2019, Jeff Koons reclaimed the honour when his Rabbit sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York.
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That's the Way I See It

author: David Hockney

Off the wall

author: David Hockney

Hockney's Pictures

author: David Hockney

David Hockney's Dog Days

author: David Hockney

A history of pictures

author: David Hockney, Martin Gayford

Secret Knowledge

author: David Hockney

A Yorkshire sketchbook

author: David Hockney


author: David Hockney, Lawrence Weschler

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