THE DAVID HOCKNEY SUMO
by Hans Werner Holzwarth.
Published by Taschen.
Never before has Hockney's oeuvre been published on such an astonishing and immersive scale. Bigger Book, Taschen's Sumo sized David Hockney monograph, is as spectacular in format at it is in scope.
In it, the artist takes stock of more than 60 years of work, from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in 1960s Swinging London, life by Los Angeles pools in the 1970s, up to his recent extensive series of portraits, iPad drawings, and Yorkshire landscapes.
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 of the conditions of the world that surrounds us.
Collector's Edition of 9,000 copies (No. 1,001–10,000), each signed by David Hockney and with a Marc Newson bookstand.