Date: Monday 10 November 2014
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly
Join us as Christopher Simon Sykes talks about the life and work of Hockney, Britain’s most popular living artist, following the publication of the second volume of his remarkable biography. Picking up Hockney’s story in 1975, this volume finds him flitting between Notting Hill and California, where he took inspiration for the swimming pool series of paintings; creating the acclaimed set designs for operas around the world; and embracing emerging technologies – from the camera and fax machine to the more recent iPad. Hockney’s boundless energy extends to his personal life too, and this volume illuminates the glamorous circles he moved in, as well as his sometimes turbulent relationships. With unprecedented access to Hockney’s paintings, notebooks, diaries and the man himself, this second volume continues the lively and revelatory account of an acclaimed artist and an extraordinary man.
Tickets are £8, redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night of the event, and include a glass of wine.
The discussion begins at 7:30pm.