eye likey visits THE MET :
dec 7, 2017 

 David Hockney, on view at The Met Fifth Avenue from November 27, 2017, through February 25, 2018.

Thanks to the MET. 

featuring close-ups, details, vintage pics & Hockney quotes. 


You are remembered for the rules you break.


I was aware that the teaching of drawing was being stopped almost 30 years ago. And I always said, 'The teaching of drawing is the teaching of looking.' A lot of people don't look very hard. 


I'm always excited by the unlikely, never by ordinary things.
 -  Hockney

Of course you can still paint a landscape - it's not been worn out.

Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life.


David Hockney

British, born 1937

David Hockney attended the Bradford School of Art before entering the Royal College of Art, where he remained between 1959 and 1962. His classmates included Peter Blake and R. B. Kitaj. Hockney's celebrity came while he was still a student, when his work was included in the Young Contemporaries exhibition, which marked the rise of British pop art. He visited Los Angeles in the early 1960s and settled there soon after. He is often associated with Southern California and the many works he produced there over several decades. David Hockney was elected to the Royal Academy in 1991.



Note: *Several of the works posted here are regrettably not included in the MET's exhibition. So, if you can't make it to NYC by Feb, this post is your #FREE ticket in, maybe a little better, just saying.  

 I'm fed up with being bossed around.

I don't value prizes of any sort. 

 SPLASH :   

It took me about 2 weeks to paint this splash.

Laugh a lot. It clears the lungs.

I think Picasso was, without doubt, the greatest portraitist of the 20th century, if not any other century.

I do do a lot of talking, because it saves me listening.


Here's UP-CLOSE & personal shots from the show*****

I'm interested in all kinds of pictures, however they are made, with cameras, with paint brushes, with computers, with anything. 

Cheers D. H.  - You changed the art world.    
- rr