David Hockney: the poets that make me paint
A new retrospective reveals Hockney's 60-year obsession with literature – especially poetry. From Walt Whitman to William Blake, here are the writers that mean most to him, discovers Blake Morrison
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"Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations." - Jane Austen
David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky, doesn’t mean I’m not serious’
At 77, and with two new exhibitions, David Hockney is more prolific and outspoken than ever. He tells us why he stopped painting after the death of his assistant – and why, despite a 9pm bedtime, he’s still a rebel at heart
Art | David Hockney's Landscapes
I've been absolutely floored by this amazing book I found at my local library. It is a catalog of a huge show (which sadly closed in April) at the Royal Academy in London by one of my favorite artists, David Hockney.