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David Hockney
(1937-____) born on
Jul 9
English artist, painter, draftsman, printmaker. His early success as a pop artist came with a set of satirical etchings: "The Rake's Proress;" he is master of the double portrait.
Television is becoming a collage --there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.

No theoretician, no writer on art, however interesting he or she might be, could be as interesting as Picasso. A good writer on art may give you an insight to Picasso, but, after all, Picasso was there first.
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed.
It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Hockney On Photography, "New York: November 1985" (ed. by Wendy Brown, 1988), conversations with Paul Joyce.
R: Hockney On Photography, "Mexico City: May 1984" (ed. by Wendy O. Brown, 1988), from conversations with Paul Joyce.
A: Guardian (London, 26 Oct. 1988).
N: Hockney On Photography, "New York: September 1986" (ed. by Wendy Brown, 1988), from conversations with Paul Joyce.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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