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Our favorites by... David Hockney
Get inspired 28 Aug 2013

Our favorites by... David Hockney

Artsper team regularly looks over all works of art of one artist and chooses 10 of them that the team absolutely wants to keep. Even though it is a completely subjective retrospective, this is the occasion for you to discover again the genius of the artist. This week, David Hockney.

Collage work

Don and Christopher
Don and Christopher
Pearblossom Highway, 11-18th April 1986 #2
Pearblossom highway

The famous pool paintings

The painter is especially famous for his depictions of pools throughout his work. Most notably: Portrait of an Artist, sometimes called Pool with Two Figures, pictured below. The work was created in 1972 and is worth over $90 million. This remarkable work is notable, too, for its size. Measuring at 7 feet by 10 feet, Hockney invites viewers to step into the tranquil scene in front of them. Painted with acrylic on canvas, Portrait of an Artist is a true emblem of the Pop Art movement.

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by david hockney
 Portrait of an Artist 
Portrait of Nick Wilder
Portrait of Nick Wilder
A bigger splash by david hockney
A bigger splash

Other outdoor scenes

Another notable part of Hockney’s arsenal is his outdoor scenes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hockney isolated in Normandy, France and continued his work. This time, though, he stepped away from his traditional acrylic and canvas medium and focused instead on digital creation. In 2021, the Musée de l’Orangerie celebrated Hockney’s recent ventures into digital landscapes. Below, discover some of his earlier works!

A Lawn Being Sprinkled
A lawn being sprinkled
Three Chairs with a Section of a Picasso Mural by david hockney
Three Chairs with a Section of a Picasso Mural
work by david hockney
The road to York through Sledmere
landscapeby david hockney
Garrowby Hill

All images throughout the article are © David Hockney. Discover 6 more fun facts about the artist here on Artsper’s blog!