Juxtapoz // Friday, April 24, 2015
"Tucked away among the letters, diaries, and other ephemera in the Smithsonian's archives lies a trove of rarely seen snapshots of some of the twentieth century's most celebrated artists. Unlike the familiar official portraits and genius-at-work shots, these humble snaps capture creative giants with their guard down, in the moment, living life." Sounds romnatic, doesn't it? Well, this is the summary that Princeton Architectural Press has put together for their new book, "Artists Unframed," featuring Warhol, Picasso, Hockney and others relaxing and doing things that artists do when they aren't painting.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 10, 2014
After seeing Hockney's masterful show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco at the end of 2013, the Juxtapoz office has been obsessed with the work ethic of Hockney. The man just knows his way around a paint brush, an iPad, a camera, etc. We know that, you know that. Now he has a new show at Pace Gallery in NYC, "Some New Painting (and Photography)," which is Hockney’s first exhibition of works completed since his return to Los Angeles from England.
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 31, 2014
I love October. Not only is it the month of Halloween (my favorite religious holiday), but it is also the month of Divine’s birth (Oct. 19th is the special day, Happy Belated, Beautiful!). John Waters’s muse. David Hockney painted him, Anthony Friedkin photographed him, Andy Warhol interviewed him. Enjoy!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Who didn’t love to hear a good old fairy tale to tuck them in at night? We have all seen and read wonderful renditions of the Brothers Grimm stories with beautiful princesses and evil stepmothers. However, this collaboration with the well-celebrated contemporary artist David Hockney, provides a different insight into the true tales of the Brothers Grimm. Originally published in 1970 by the British Royal Academy of Arts, Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm was reissued in 2012 featuring Hockney’s bizarre and brilliant drawings for the selected tales.
Photography // Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In the early 1980’s, English painter David Hockney began creating intricate photo collages that he called “joiners”. His earlier collages consisted of grid-like compositions made up of polaroid photographs. He then switched to photo lab processed 35mm photographs and created collages that took on a shape of their own, creating abstract representations of the scenes he had photographed.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The entire experience of having David Hockney open a massive exhibition, A Bigger Exhibition, if you will, in San Francisco is that you learn just how relentless and consistent the famed British artist's work ethic really is. He is non-stop, constantly learning new tricks, creating more immersive works, challenging pre-conceived notions of landspace and portrait painting, whether through iPad, or just old-fashioned perspective paintings. Here is our article from the November 2013 print issue about A Bigger Exhibition...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The Fall season is upon on us, and we are about to release our November 2013 issue with a very special story on a publishing house with a penchant for old-school pulp illustrations and print! Hard Case Crime is the cover story this month, a publisher of hardboiled crime fiction that emphasizes the use of an old style pulp art by hiring some of the best illustrators in the genre to do their covers. Michael Koelsch did this beautiful cover for an upcoming release of Borderline ... more on the November issue after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 04, 2012
A Bigger Picture features fifty years of Hockney's fascination and investigation of landscape. Many of the works are inspired by the East Yorkshire countryside and created in the last five years specifically for this exhibition at the Royal Academy. Hockney has always been interested in re-examining how we see and make pictures through a variety of mediums, but most notably through photography, drawing, and painting.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Currently on exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebaek, Denmark is Me Draw on IPad. The exhibition has several hundred of David Hockney's drawings that he has done with the Brushes application on his IPhone and more recently on his IPad.