Love Life: David Hockney Drawings 1963-1977


Author: David Hockney

David Hockney is one of the greatest draughtsmen of all time, and his drawings of the 1960s and 1970s are among his finest works. This beautifully presented selection of both well-known and unfamiliar drawings demonstrates how his love of life is expressed through his extraordinary ability to closely observe and translate into art the world around him.

An essay by Chris Stephens describes the role of drawing in Hockney’s early career, and is accompanied by unpublished photographs of Hockney at work in the 1960s. 

Dr Chris Stephens has been Director of the Holburne Museum since 2017. Prior to that he worked at Tate for over 20 years, as Head of Displays, Tate Britain, for much of that time, and also as Head of Modern British Art. Exhibitions in London and St Ives included Barbara Hepworth: Centenary (2003), Francis Bacon (2008), Henry Moore (2010), Picasso and Modern British Art (2012), Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World (2015) and David Hockney (2017). His book St Ives: The Art and the Artists was published by Pavilion in 2018.

96 page hardback, colour illustrations throughout, an entirely delicious book.