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David Hockney : a bigger exhibition / Richard Benefield, Lawrence Weschler, Sarah Howgate, David Hockney ; curated by Gregory Evans.

Contributor(s): Benefield, Richard [author.] | Weschler, Lawrence [author.] | Howgate, Sarah [author.] | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2016Description: 228 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 31 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783791354231; 379135423X.Contained works: Hockney, David. Works. Selections.Subject(s): Hockney, David | Painters -- Great BritainDDC classification: 759.2 Summary: In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on landscapes and portraits, as well as still lifes, all the while maintaining his fascination with digital technology. The resulting work is an extravagance of colour and light, ranging in dimension from billboard- to letter-size. This lush and impeccably produced book features more than 200 full-colour works of art from museum collections and Hockney's private studio, including such major recent works as The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate Wood and Bigger Yosemite. It also includes illustrations of some of his iPad drawings and self-portraits, along with film stills from the artist's "Cubist" movies. Hockney's own insight into this latest chapter of his career is found in his illuminating essay on perspective and is accompanied by thoughtful commentaries by renowned critic Lawrence Weschler and art historian Sarah Howgate.
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Now available in a new edition, this lavishly illustrated book captures the grand scale and vibrant colour of David Hockney's work of the 21st century. In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on both landscapes and portraits, as well as still lifes, all the while maintaining his fascination with digital technology. The resulting work is an extravagance of colour and light, ranging in dimension from billboard- to letter-size. This lush and impeccably produced catalogue features more than 200 full-colour works of art from museum collections and Hockney's private studio, including such major new works as The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate and Bigger Yosemite. It also includes multiple-image galleries (spread over gatefolds) of some of his iPad drawings and self-portraits, plus film stills from the artist's "Cubist" movies. Hockney' own insight into this latest chapter of his career is found in an illuminating essay on perspective and is accompanied by thoughtful commentaries by renowned critic Lawrence Weschler and art historian Sarah Howgate. AUTHOR: Richard Benefield is the deputy director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. David Hockney is an internationally renowned artist and one of the most influential artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Sarah Howgate is curator of contemporary portraits at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Lawrence Weschler is a writer of creative nonfiction and director of The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. REVIEWS: "[A] crowd pleaser... [The book] is dominated by large, brilliantly colored landscape paintings that constitute some of the best works of Mr. Hockney's career." - Roberta Smith, The New York Times 404 colour illustrations.

In the past decade, having returned to England after years on the California coast, David Hockney has focused his attention on landscapes and portraits, as well as still lifes, all the while maintaining his fascination with digital technology. The resulting work is an extravagance of colour and light, ranging in dimension from billboard- to letter-size. This lush and impeccably produced book features more than 200 full-colour works of art from museum collections and Hockney's private studio, including such major recent works as The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate Wood and Bigger Yosemite. It also includes illustrations of some of his iPad drawings and self-portraits, along with film stills from the artist's "Cubist" movies. Hockney's own insight into this latest chapter of his career is found in his illuminating essay on perspective and is accompanied by thoughtful commentaries by renowned critic Lawrence Weschler and art historian Sarah Howgate.

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Library Journal Review

This handsome catalog documents a wealth of work completed over the last ten years by the artist David Hockney (b. 1937) and accompanies an exhibition of the same name that is on view through January 20, 2014, at San Francisco's de Young Museum. Here, readers will find portraits and landscapes done in a variety of traditional and avant-garde media; this latter group features drawings made with iPhones/iPads and digital video pieces made with a grid of 18 HD cameras. Especially striking are the oil paintings and the digitally filmed landscapes displayed on huge assemblages of flat-screen TVs. To aid our understanding of the work, exhibition curator Benefield has compiled five well-annotated essays that explore themes of perspective, time, and transience in Hockney's work. These essays-by Hockney, Benefield, and other curators and portrait subjects-reveal much about the theories and inspirations that drive this celebrated artist in the midst of his prolific septuagenarian decade. VERDICT More than just a must-have for followers of Hockney, this catalog offers much to fans of contemporary oil, watercolor, charcoal, and new media work. Almost 400 color images, including photos of the artist at work in his studios and en plein air, combine with revealing essays to document the Bigger Exhibition show from conception to realization.-Chris Wieman, Univ. of the -Sciences Libs., Philadelphia (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

A good catalogue accurately foregrounds an artist's work. A better catalogue similarly documents the artwork but also highlights an artist's accomplishments through the critical mediation of the artist's aesthetic and the process of production. However, the best catalogue not only provides superb documentation of the selected artwork, along with supporting contributions offering expertly written and knowledgeable mediation, but also makes room for an artist to speak. No matter how brief, nothing is more important, nothing contributes more, and so nothing can replace artists' own words about their art and themselves. This exhibition catalogue by Benefield et al. (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) details the de Young Museum's Bigger exhibition, an exhaustive survey of Hockney's 21st-century work. The exhibition was organized by Benefield and curated and designed by Gregory Evans. Rich in technique, artistic influences, and Hockney's own philosophy of his art, the catalogue David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition bests expectations. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. W. B. Folkestad Colorado State University--Pueblo