DAVID HOCKNEY: A BIGGER BOOK. Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH, Cologne, 2016. 498 pp. (13 foldout) and 680-page chronology book. 70 x 51 cm. ISBN 9783836507875 In English.
Due date: November 2016. This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: It was back in 1999, working on the legendary SUMO with Helmut Newton, that 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 Dali." 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, we 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 a panoply 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. Edition No. 1-1,000 comes with a 8-color Inkjet print, 22 x 17 in., signed by the artist.
Worldwide Number: 175605
Hardcover $2500.00 nota bene: See Comment Above.