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David Hockney
Bridlington Studio Interior

1996

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A painting by David Hockney. "Bridlington Studio Interior" is an oil on canvas painting executed in a lush palette primarily of blues, greens, rust, reds & ochres and depicting the interior of the artist's studio by contemporary artist David Hockney. Studio interiors remained a favored subject for artists throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries. David Hockney’s “Bridlington Studio Interior” (1996) was painted during a difficult time for the artist. His mother’s illness in 1996 compelled the artist to use warmer colors and paint simple subjects such as still lifes, portraits, and interiors. The studio depicted here was located at Hockney's mother's house in Bridlington on the Yorkshire coast, evoking a sense of nostalgia that is deeply personal to the artist and drawing the viewer into the space. This emotionally charged work features a space devoid of figures; the easel and chairs are the only intimations of the presence of people. Signed verso, "Bridlington Studio Interior, 1996, David Hockney" Provenance: LA Louver, Los Angeles Private Collection, 1998 Exhibition: New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Painting as Performance, May - June 1996

Details

  • Artist
    David Hockney (1937, British)
  • Creation Year
    1996
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.125 in. (46.04 cm)Width: 25.625 in. (65.09 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
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  • Gallery Location
    Palm Desert, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 339281stDibs: LU936686232

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About David Hockney (Artist)

The art of David Hockney is always engaging in its pleasant ambiguities: It’s warm but somehow aloof; filled with light yet often dark and brooding in subject; simple, frank and mundane, but also ethereal and complex. The artist’s stature in the contemporary- art world is such that, in a 2011 survey of one thousand British painters and sculptors, he was named the most influential British artist of all time.


Hockney grew up in Bradford, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, studying at the Bradford School of Art from 1953 to ’57, and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to ’ 1962. Though he was educated in art a time when abstraction dominated the field, Hockney stuck resolutely to figurative painting and drawing. His early paintings suggest a search for a style, veering from Expressionism to a grotesquerie suggestive of James Ensor. But Hockney found himself almost the moment he arrived in Los Angeles, in 1963. The move from the gray and rainy Britain to a world of bright sunshine and sparkling water brought Hockney a sense of freedom and an artistic epiphany. He would spend most of the next five years in L.A., painting luminous pictures, such as A Bigger Splash (1967), of things that made him happy: swimming pools, manicured lawns, palm trees, stucco buildings and luxuries like shower stalls. Hockney also painted people, almost always his friends. His California portraits such as Beverly Hills Housewife (1966) are considered to be his finest work. They are at once grandly scaled, intimate and poetic.


In the 1970s, Hockney moved back to Britain and spent much of his time on photography and printmaking. He returned to painting in the 1980s, and to subjects like still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Hockney has always been fascinated by the use of technology in art — he’s credited with inventing the technique of joining Polaroid photos in a collage to form a panoramic picture — and has been using the Brush app to paint on an iPad. Because he is prolific and works in a wide range of mediums, Hockney’s art is available at many price points. His consistently striking and provocative work should have a place in any comprehensive collection of contemporary art.

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