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Life of David Hockney : a novel

Author: Catherine Cusset; Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cusset, Catherine, 1963- author.
Life of David Hockney
New York : Other Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018045824
Named Person: David Hockney; David Hockney
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Cusset; Teresa Lavender Fagan
ISBN: 9781590519844 1590519841
OCLC Number: 1055569917
Notes: "Originally published in 2018 as Vie de David Hockney: Roman by Éditions Gallimard, Paris."
Description: 1 online resource
Other Titles: Vie de David Hockney.
Responsibility: Catherine Cusset ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan.

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"With clear, vivid prose, this meticulously researched novel draws an intimate, moving portrait of the most famous living English painter. Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently "contemporary" to be valued. Trips to New York and California--where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools--introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic. A compelling hybrid of novel and biography, Life of David Hockney offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode"--

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