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David Hockney and the joy of looking

Whatever style he pursues, Hockney creates abundant and inquisitive art

Radical, A Bigger Splash, 1967 ©David Hockney

We think we know David Hockney. He is one of the most recognisable and best-loved artists in the world—whether in his early incarnation as the boy from Bradford with bleached hair and round glasses who painted boys in swimming pools, or in his latter years as the trainer-wearing celebrant of East Yorkshire’s rolling landscape. His photo collage Pearblossom Hwy, 11-18th April 1986, #2 is the most popular image at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. His…

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