David Hockney: Something New in Painting (And Photography).
By Lawrence Weschler, with a foreword by Tacita Dean, New York, 2018.
David Hockney: Something New in Painting (And Photography)[And Even Printing].
Hardcover, 128 pp., 64 color illustrations, 12 x 10 inches.
This catalogue documents the exhibition at L.A. Louver that included mural-sized photographic drawings, large-scale multi-canvas paintings, and a series of portrait drawings on canvas.
Challenging the strictures of single-point depiction, and the limitations of two-dimensional representation, “Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing]… Continued” further advances Hockney’s ongoing investigation into reversing perspective. Utilizing innovative methods of digital production, this body of work exemplifies Hockney’s insatiable curiosity for new technologies, as well as his enduring commitment to traditional modes of painting and drawing, evidenced throughout every stage of his over 60-year career.
David Hockney (b. 1937, Bradford, England) has produced some of the most vividly recognizable images of this century. His ambitious pursuits stretch across a vast range of media, from photographic collages to full-scale opera stagings and from fax drawings to an intensive art historical study of the optical devices of Old Masters.