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To be honest, I don't really understand Richter. […] I just can't see any profundity. [It's] OK, but I don't see what's so great about it.feedback
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Oct 09 2017
David Hockney has been quoted 35 times. The one recent article where David Hockney has been quoted is Going deaf has sharpened my art, David Hockney says. Most recently, David Hockney was quoted as having said, “The Spring was an excitement for me because, having lived in California for 25 years, where there really is not much Spring, it's tropical really, and the Spring was very exciting for me to watch so that's what it was.”.
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Feb 03 2017

I always thought art was for everybody. It's like when the concert masters of Europe in the 19th century said classical music is for the educated, it's not folk music. And Wagner said that's not understanding the power of music ... Never underestimate the power of cheap music.feedback

Jan 13 2017

We all have a deep desire to survive, because we like the experience of loving.feedback

Oct 18 2016

I've always liked to draw. The computer doesn't stop you drawing...I've noticed.feedback

Jun 29 2016

He's also interested in what the camera has done to our perception of the portrait and in a way he's challenging that here. You know he calls these for example 'a twenty-hour exposure' which is a wry comment on photography.feedback

Jun 29 2016

He's intensely interested in people and he loves the company of people and I think bringing all of these people to Los Angeles was a very important thing.feedback

Jun 29 2016

Portraiture has been so important to his career, says Edith Devaney, Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. I mean even as early as 1954 he was doing portraits of, self portraits as well as of his family, so it's always played a part.feedback

Feb 21 2016

I went to see them. I told Norman Reid he's just a pathetic little shit. I said it to his face actually, and I found myself enjoying it!feedback

Feb 21 2016

We're looking over a lifetime with this exhibition, and I hope, like me, people will enjoy seeing how the roots of my new and recent work can be seen in the developments over the years.feedback

May 09 2015 - Homosexuality

Do you smoke? Bohemia was against the suburbs, and now the suburbs have taken over. I mean, the anti-smoking thing is all anti-bohemia. Bohemia is gone now. When people say, well wasn't it amazing saying you were gay in 1960, I point out, well, I lived in bohemia, and bohemia is a tolerant place. You can't have a smoke-free bohemia. You can't have a drug-free bohemia. You can't have a drink-free bohemia. Now they're all worried about their fucking curtains, sniffing curtains for tobacco and stuff like that.feedback

May 09 2015

I am sure he never heard a word my mother said for the last 10 years of his life, because she spoke so softly.feedback

May 09 2015

Oh no, it must be lovely, all those corn fields and ballet in the evenings.feedback

Apr 17 2015

I came back absolutely thrilled with what I saw. We came back on a Sunday, and on Monday morning I was painting away. I realised Picasso worked every day. That's what you must do.feedback

Apr 17 2015

I hardly go out now because I'm too deaf. Most of the time, if you go out, it's to listen to something, and I'm not good at listening now. I can't hear music anymore. I can't hear the high notes, and I can't hear the low notes. It's gone for me now, music.feedback

Apr 17 2015

It is something that has made me depressed. It was just a spite. There are loads of very mean things here now in Britain.feedback

Apr 17 2015

If you really think about it, the single photograph cannot be seen as the ultimate realist picture. Well not now. Digital photography can free us from a chemically imposed perspective that has lasted for 180 years.feedback

Apr 17 2015

The bottom line is, they seem far more real.feedback

Apr 17 2015

Ordinary photography is too flat. If you look, the eye is always moving. If it isn't, your dead. This means there are hundreds of vanishing points not just one.feedback

Nov 16 2014

I just started that painting of JP. We were very down, very down. We were down because of what had happened in England and we had just come back here. Things were going on then, but I started these portraits and that was it. I just painted 50 people, they are all in the same chair, the same position. They took three days each really, about three six-hour sessions, and I enjoyed them. I had people come and sit there and I said, It's an 18-hour exposure, not the fifth-of-a-second one.feedback

Nov 16 2014

They sit reasonably still, you've got their hands on the table, they are concentrating, they are ignoring me, yet I feel I'm close to them.feedback

Nov 16 2014

I don't go out, I hardly ever leave here.feedback

Feb 03 2012

The show is actually one enormous piece, and people who don't get that pick out bits and little points – not very smart, really. Especially for a landscape show, if people are queueing for it, it tells you something. We're very, very pleased with the response – and I'm not complaining about the press. Of course not. It doesn't matter what they say either.feedback

Feb 03 2012

Drawing and painting was the centre of the old college and I don't know whether it is now, but I always think the phrase 'back to the drawing board' tells you something, doesn't it? Drawing – it's still there. Nothing's altered in that way.feedback

Jan 17 2012

It does not have to be Woldgate: your own garden will change as much.feedback

May 11 2010 - IPad

The iPad is far more subtle – in fact it really is like a drawing pad. They will sell by the million. It will change the way we look at everything from reading newspapers to the drawing pad.feedback

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