Hockney Goes SUMO!

It was back in 1999, working on the legendary SUMO with Helmut Newton, that German book publisher Benedikt Taschen first thought “How great would it be to have such a book in SUMO-scope, detail, and glorious color about David Hockney, the greatest painter alive? Imagine someone did this back in the day, with one of the modern art masters like Matisse, Picasso, or Dalí.”


Now, this vision has come true. A Bigger Book is a spectacular overview of more than 60 years of Hockney’s work. As each page unfurls in a blaze of blues, pinks, greens, and oranges, you are spellbound both by the artist’s vibrancy as a colorist and his extraordinary sense for the conditions of the world. Major paintings like Bigger Trees near Warter and A Bigger Splash are joined by the artist’s drawings, photo-composites, multi-perspective collages, stage designs, multi-camera video works, and iPad drawings, each an exhaustive study of looking and showing in different styles and media.


Presented on a bookstand designed by Marc Newson, A Bigger Book is an artistic object itself, perfect for studying Hockney’s art in every detail, in every stroke of the brush, and perfect for living with the works of one of the most popular and versatile painters of our time.

Posted by: TAWD on September 29, 2016

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