David Hockney Interview
Mark Feeney of the Boston Globe newspaper spoke to the British artist David Hockney about life and his exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), "David Hockney Portraits".
Here's a couple interesting David Hockney quotes I plucked out of the interview..
# All art is contemporary, if it's alive, and if it's not alive, what's the point of it?
# One of the things I'm doing in Yorkshire is finding out how difficult it is to learn not to see like cameras, which has had such an effect on us. The camera sees everything at once. We don't. There's a hierarchy. Why do I pick out that thing as opposed to that thing or that thing?
# Any artist will tell you he's really only interested in the stuff he's doing now. He will, always. It's true, and it should be like that.
David Hockney keeps seeking new avenues of exploration
"He may well be the world's most famous living artist -- who's the competition: Andrew Wyeth? Robert Rauschenberg? -- but there's no crust to Hockney, no great-man airs. He combines California informality with north-of-England bluffness. He still has his Yorkshire accent, a furry, rolling thing rich with elongated o's and pursed u's. The sound of it makes him seem that much less forbidding." Boston Globe
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