Sunday, 10 July 2011

David Hockney (1937 - ), British. Artist

b. 9th July, 1937
"David Hockney, who immigrated permanently to America in 1963, painted lyrical portraits of gay couples and individuals. Both in depictions of incidents from everyday life (such as Domestic Scene, Los Angeles, 1963), in portraits of friends such as Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy, and in commissioned portraits (such as The Conversation, showing Henry Geldzahler and Raymond Foy, 1980), Hockney subtly revealed the intimacies and complexities of committed relationships. In these works, the (homo)sexuality of the subjects is evident, but it is not emphasized."

The Conversation – Jasmine Gauthier
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

Domestic Scene, Los Angeles, 1963

Peter Getting Out Of Nick's Pool

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