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A Bigger Message - Conversations with David Hockney

$31.50 NZD $45.00 NZD

This book has been read and loved on our shop floor - it may have some wear and tear hence its sale price.


David Hockney’s exuberant work is highly praised and widely loved, but he is also something else: an incisive and original thinker on art.


In this remarkable updated and expanded edition, a record of a decade and a half of conversations with art critic Martin Gayford, Hockney reveals via reflection, anecdote, passion and wit the fruits of his lifelong meditations on the problems and paradoxes of representing a three-dimensional world on a flat surface.


  • Follows the preparations for the successful ‘A Bigger Picture’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2012
  • Written by Martin Gayford


Indulging the reader throughout by sharing Hockney’s sense of humour, Gayford finishes the book commenting and chatting with Hockney as he paints works depicting people in movement: dancers and jugglers. In his quest for a bigger and better picture of the world, Hockney remains very busy: ‘I don’t have a diary because it’s always full already,’ he tells us.


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