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In a way Hockney’s approach to Picasso typifies that which dominated at the end of the twentieth century: knowing, engaged but unthreatened. Tim Marlow on ... Picasso and Modern British Art
David Hockney is without doubt one of the most celebrated of British artists working today ... He has turned his attentions back to his native Yorkshire. Tim Marlow on ... David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Bridlington: today the resort is home to David Hockney. Bigger Trees Near Water painted in the surrounding Yorkshire wolds is made of fifty separate canvases measuring forty feet across. This Green and Pleasant Land: The Story of British Landscape Painting, BBC 2011
When art went pop in the sixties David Hockney was there. Andrew Marr, David Hockney: The Art of Seeing, BBC 2012
Though Hockney was born in Bradford he’s been best known for escaping to California and painting the swimming pool paradise he found there. In the sixties and seventies he was the golden boy of a hedonistic art world. ibid.
He has been painting landscapes of his native east Yorkshire. ibid.
The scale of the work is striking ... All of the room of the Royal Academy. ibid.
David Hockney and Peter Blake, artists who came to represent British pop art. Janet Street-Porter, The Genius of British Art: Modern Times, Channel 4 2010
David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. Dr James Fox, British Masters III: A New Jerusalem, BBC 2013
In 1959 at the age of twenty David won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London. ibid.
At the Royal College he started making pictures which were as uninhibited as his lifestyle: The Third Love Painting (1960). ibid.
In January 1964 David Hockney visited Los Angeles for the first time. ibid.
Hockney started to paint Los Angeles as an earthly paradise. ibid.
All you can do with most ordinary photographs is stare at them – they stare back, blankly – and presently your concentration begins to fade. They stare you down. I mean, photography is all right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of a paralysed Cyclops – for a split second. David Hockney, 1984
All painting, no matter what you’re painting, is abstract in that it’s got to be organised. David Hockney, 1986
I’m interested in picture-making technology. David Hockney
The thing with high-tech is that you always end up using scissors. David Hockney, cited Observer 10th July 1994
When you are older, you realise that everything else is just nothing compared to painting and drawing. David Hockney
If there’s one thing worse than homosexual art it’s heterosexual art. David Hockney, cited Queer as Art, BBC 2017
I’m interested in ways of looking. And trying to think of it in simple ways. David Hockney, cited Hockney, BBC 2015
When you’re young, you suddenly find this marvellous freedom. ibid.
Ultimately I’m about liberty. I think you have to defend it. ibid.
New ways of seeing mean new ways of feeling. ibid.
I do believe painting can change the world. ibid.
Cameras see surfaces, they don’t see space. ibid.
I was brought up in austerity ... When you’re a kid life is interesting. Randall Wright, cited Hockney, BBC 2015
David Hockney has never been more prolific. His work is constantly evolving, capturing altered perspectives, multiple vanishing points, and different moments in time. The South Bank Show 1988 & 2016
‘There’s something fundamentally original. There’s a real verve, vibrancy, energy, and a confessional edge.’ ibid. Tim Marlow
‘He thinks there’s a tyranny in realism.’ ibid.
Westminster Abbey has commissioned a new stained glass window. Alan Yentob, Imagine … Hockney, the Queen and the Royal Peculiar, BBC 2018
In 2012 Hockney filled the Royal Academy with landscapes of his Yorkshire birthplace. ibid.