Life of David Hockney
British painter David Hockney is known for openly following his own desires — he was a realist during the heyday of abstract painting and an advocate for gay figures when homosexuality was still a crime in the English courts — and for rigorously exploring the ways art and life feed each other, visually and emotionally. As Deborah Solomon put it: “Forthright joy and forward motion are the dynamos of his art”.
In Life of David Hockney, a compelling hybrid of novel and biography, French novelist Catherine Cusset has drawn a meticulously researched, yet intimate and moving portrait of the most famous living English painter.
On May 13 at 7pm, join Catherine Cusset and author and WNYC author and art critic Deborah Solomon as they discuss Life of David Hockney which offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode.
In English. Free and open to the public. No RSVP necessary.