David Hockney's fascination with Picasso began in 1960 as a student at the Royal College of Art, and from then on he has increasingly acknowledged the influence on his work of Picasso's art and of Picasso as a model of creative freedom.

In this work, Hockney approaches Picasso in the manner of a student carrying his portfolio for inspection, represented as a giant sculptured head on a column. Wakefield Art Gallery is currently closed and will open in 2011 as The Hepworth Wakefield.


Waddington Graphics.

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