Thursday, April 06, 2017

The House Behind The Paintings

Miss Moss shares this 34 year old piece from Architectural Digest from April 1983 that takes us into the California home of British artist David Hockney.
"Hockney began creating his unique “set” for living three years ago when he purchased, on the West Coast, a somewhat ordinary brown ranch-style house nestled against a wooded hillside. The transformation has taken place gradually as he has devised the exotic palette for each architectural element, each room, one step at a time. The only structural change has been the addition of three pyramidlike apertures to light the studio/living room. “What I am doing, slowly, is making my own environment—room by room—as artists do. Of course it’s fun,” he says."

I recently saw the Hockney retrospective at Tate Britain so really enjoyed this post. I think Hockney's acrylic paintings of swimming pools, buildings and his own home after he moved to Los Angeles in 1964 are his best work.

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