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David Hockney's Dog Days

David Hockney


'A charming collection … an essential book for the dachshund or Hockney lover' Mail on Sunday

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David Hockney introduces his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, in this delightful collection. The result of sharp observation and affection, these paintings and drawings are lyrical studies in form and design while the text by the artist gives a glimpse of how to work with models who don't necessarily want to sit still.

From September 1993, I painted and drew my dogs. This took a certain amount of planning, since dogs are generally not interested in Art (I say generally only because I have now come across a singing dog. Food and love dominate their lives.

I make no apologies for the apparent subject matter. These two dear little creatures are my friends. They are intelligent, loving, comical and often bored. They watch me work; I notice the warm shapes they make together, their sadness and their delights. And, being Hollywood dogs, they somehow seem to know that a picture is being made.
- David Hockney


'A charming collection … an essential book for the dachshund or Hockney lover'
Mail on Sunday

'Hockney's usual brilliant eye for colour is ever present'
The Times

'Lovely … sure to delight both dog lovers and David Hockney fans. 10/10'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 20.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 80 pp

Publication date: 26 September 2011

ISBN: 9780500286272

About the Author

David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He has produced work in almost every medium - painting, drawing, stage design, photography and printmaking - and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. Born in Bradford, England, in 1937, Hockney attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. There, he painted his famous swimming pool paintings. In a 2011 poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time. He continues to create and exhibit art.

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