David Hockney Illustrates the Brothers Grimm

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.

David Hockney’s “Joiners”

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. 

David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition @ de Young, San Francisco

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... 

Issue Preview: November 2013 w/ Hard Case Crime, Alex Kopps, Finok + more

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... 

"A Bigger Picture": David Hockney @ Royal Academy of Arts, London

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.

David Hockney: "Me Draw on IPad" in Humlebaek, Denmark

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.

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