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A Bigger Book (Limited Edition Collector's Edition, signed by David Hockney)


Author: David Hockney

A Bigger Book, David Hockney's sumptuous, super-sized 'Sumo' monograph, is a spectacular overview of more than 60 years of Hockney’s incredible work. We are delighted to be selling the Collectors Edition of 9000 copies, each signed by David Hockney. We currently have two Sumos on public view in our  galleries here at Salts Mill, so do pay us a visit if you would like to see a copy prior to your purchase. 

It took the artist and coeditor Hans Werner Holzwarth over a year to select and sequence the more than 450 works for this purely visual trip through the Hockney's oeuvre on 500 pages, building a dozen different book dummies, proofing the colours in several rounds to make sure all images are meticulously printed. The result of their labours shows many major paintings alongside drawings, photo-composites, multi-perspective collages, stage designs, multi-camera video works, and iPad drawings, each a panoply of looking and showing in different styles and media.

Presented on a bookstand designed by the acclaimed industrial designer Marc Newson, A Bigger Book is  itself an art object. It is perfect for studying Hockney’s art in every detail, in every stroke of the brush, and perfect for living with the works of the greatest artist of our time.

Currently we can only ship Sumos purchased online within the UK. We are however delighted send Sumos abroad and can arrange international postage on these particular books over the phone. If you'd like to buy A Bigger Book to send outside the UK, call us on 01274 531163 or email . For orders in the UK you are most welcome to call us too should you prefer.

The lead time can be up to 7 working days but generally it's much quicker than that - contact us if you need to know more. 

Hardcover, 50 x 70cm, 498 pages, 13 fold-outs, with an adjustable bookstand designed by Marc Newson, plus an illustrated 680-page chronology. Language: English.

Bookstand Measurements

  • Distance between each leg: 86 cm (34 in.)
  • Platform: 78 x 62.5 cm (31 x 27 in.)
  • Height when positioned horizontally: 90 cm (35 in.)
  • Height when in display position: back 98 cm (39 in.), front 83 cm (33 in.)