David Hockney – Art BMW – Video

By Astrid Lee

World-famous artist David Hockney was born in Bradford, UK. He lived in both London and Los Angeles.

As important contributor of the British Pop art movement of the ’60s, Hockney is one of the most influential, 20th century artists.

Despite his fame for Pop Art, David’s earlier works show Expressionist marks and reminds us of Francis Bacon. Hockney was also interested in Picasso & cubism. In California, Hockney is best known for his pool side series from the ’60s, which is a ‘high point’ on his varied artistic journey.

Besides painting and lithography, artist David Hockney has also worked with photography and photo-collage. David Hockney is represented by Galerie LeLong (fine art prints), amongst other galleries. Many of Hockney’s other works are on display in Salts Mill, Saltaire, in his home town of Bradford. Hockney’s work was recently displayed at Royal Academy and National Portrait Gallery in London.

David Hockney received an Order of the Companions of Honour in 1997. This is a British & Commonwealth Order which rewards outstanding achievements in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry, or religion.

The video here (with German commentary) shows artist David Hockney working on & discussing an unusual art project: the 14th BMW Art Car painting project in 1995. Hockney painted the car, turning the car inside out, thus offering the viewers a look inside it on the outside.

copyright 2008.

About the Author

Astrid Lee is a fine art painter who creates spiritual art. View some of her works at http://www.astridlee.com

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