Hockney: A Life in Pictures
Director: Randall Wright
Cast: David Hockney
Genre: Documentary Biography
Country of Origin: 20014 112 mins.
Released by PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT
'Be spontaneous, think differently - that's David Hockney.'
With access to David Hockney's personal archive of photographs and home movies, Randall Wright offers an amusing, frank and informative insight into the life of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.
Interspersed with observations from fellow artists and two of his oldest friends, Arthur Lambert and Colin Self, we get a collage of a personal and artistic journey, the California move, the Clairol TV 'blonds have more fun' TV advert that gave the instantly recognisable Hockney look, art dealer John Kasmin's purchase of 'Doll Boy,' famous portraits 'Beverley Hills Housewife', Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy', 'The Big Splash' amongst others, his lover Peter Schlesinger, Henry Geldzahlen, the devastating impact of the Aids epidemic in the 80s and the loving relationship with his parents and hometown of Bradford.
At 77, witty, humorous and charismatic as ever, David Hockney is still working in his studio seven days a week.
How right his father was 'Never care what the neighbours think.'
'It's been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that, despite personal loss, he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.' - Randall Wright