When MR PORTER Met Mr David Hockney
“Portrait Of An Artist (Pool With Two Figures)”, 1972, by Mr David Hockney. © David Hockney. Photograph by Ms Jenni Carter/Art Gallery of New South Wales
Ahead of his new exhibition at Tate Britain, we look back at our 2012 interview with the venerated artist.
Update your iCal and don your red tie and round-frame spectacles, because Mr David Hockney is in town. London town, that is, because from 9 February to 29 May, Tate Britain is exhibiting iconic works by the seminal British artist spanning the past six decades. And, since Mr Hockney has never been a man who likes to stand still, nor shy away from unconventional projects (last Friday, rather controversially, he redesigned the logo for a limited-edition issue of The Sun tabloid newspaper), we can expect art presented via a whole host of different media including paintings, photography and video. Lucky us. To whet your appetite before you gorge on Los Angeles swimming pools, Yorkshire landscapes and more, we thought we would draw your attention to the time we met the man himself, back in 2012. In the interview, we discussed his move to the US in the 1960s, and how that affected his aesthetic, his Yorkshire roots, and what inspired him to swap the canvas for the iPad. Read the full interview on The Journal, here.