A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney
- Art Workers' Guild |
- Talk |
- Monday, 26 March 2012 - 18:30 until 20:00
'Talk by Martin Gayford'
Few can claim, as Martin Gayford can, to receive David Hockney drawings on their iPhone, emailed over by the artist himself. The author's latest book, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney, brings out a less familiar side of the man described as the world's most popular living painter, revealing him to be a highly insightful and original thinker on art. For Hockney, drawing makes one "see clearer, and clearer, and clearer still", says Gayford. In this record of over a decade of conversations, the artist outlines his views not only on his own works but also on the nature of creativity as a whole.
The talk coincides with the Royal Academy's spring exhibition, David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, which runs until 9th April. On arrival at the historic Art Workers' Guild, guests will enjoy a glass of wine.