David Hockney by David Hockney
BY : VICTORIA JESIONEK
In the latest edition of Dust Jacket – a series where we share scans from our favorite art books – rediscover this iconic David Hockney autobiography.
“It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.”
A portrait of the artist by the artist himself – David Hockney by David Hockney (1988) – showcases almost all of Hockney’s paintings and graphic works (up to 434) from his early years up until its date of publication. For lovers of Hockney, the book is a candid and revelatory account – charting the artist’s life from his time at the Royal College of Art in London to his infamous 1960s sojourn in Los Angeles – disclosing the inspirations behind some of the masters best-known works. Plus, foreword by Joan Didion.