A new biography of David Hockney traces his early life and work in England and Los Angeles up to 1975, including fascinating accounts of how some well-known paintings evolved.

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    09/5/2014 - 2:16 pm | View Link
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    Now photographer-author Christopher Simon Sykes has published "David Hockney: The Biography 1937-1975" (subtitled "A Rake's Progress"), the first installment in a planned two-volume life of Hockney. Sykes' writing has a real raconteurial flair from the get-go.
    06/17/2012 - 1:08 am | View Link
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    05/24/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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