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David Hockney Portraits.

Howgate, Sarah aznd Shapiro, Babara Stern.

ISBN 10: 030011754X / ISBN 13: 9780300117547
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
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A Very Fine hardcover copy in black cloth, in a Very Fine Fine white dustwrapper. With essays by Mark Glazebrook, Marco Livingstone, and Edmund White. 256pp with Commentary, Chronology and index, and many color reproductions of the paintings. Wonderful work. Q03911. Bookseller Inventory # Q03911

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Title: David Hockney Portraits.

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Edition: First Edition

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David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of My Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist’s life. 
This beautifully illustrated book examines Hockney’s portraits in all media painting, drawing, photography, and prints and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney’s family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmet Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney’s creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life. 
Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney’s creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns.

About the Author:

Sarah Howgate is Contemporary Curator at the National Portrait Gallery. Barbara Stern Shapiro is Curator for Special Projects at the Museum of Fine Arts. Mark Glazebrook is a writer and curator and organized David Hockney’s first retrospective in 1970. Edmund White is professor of the Council of the Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton University and the award-winning author of many books, including A Boy’s Own Story and Genet: A Biography. Marco Livingstone is an art critic, curator, and author of Hockney’s People.

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