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Inspired by David Hockney

“With the iPad, my hands are always clean, but I always have the reflex of wanting to wipe them off on my jacket, especially before using yellow." D.H.


Pop art icon, David Hockney, was inspired by Impressionist landscapes. His largely autobiographical work combines travels, natural scenes, landscapes and intimate self-portraits. The octogenarian continues to inspire artists with his innovative techniques today, where exhibitions have been dedicated to his paintings, photography and beautiful creations on his iPhone and iPad.


Born in Bradford UK in 1937, David Hockney is the fourth youngest of five children. A dreamer from a young age, he idolised Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, who quickly sparked his appetite for art and painting. With his parents’ encouragement, he studied art at Bradford College of Art from 1953 to 1957. He was immensely dedicated to his studies, and in 1959 he earned a place at the prestigious Royal College of Art in London. It was at the RA that he became acquainted with abstract art, before moving to Los Angeles in 1963.

Los Angeles encapsulated everything the young Hockney dreamt about; Hollywood and cinema. Hockney claims to have been brought up between Bradford and Hollywood, due to his frequent childhood visits to the cinema with his father. The city’s influence can be clearly felt in his work, where the huge West Coast villas and pools inspired one of his most famous works, “A Bigger Splash.”


Hockney’s artistic technique developed significantly in the 1970s, becoming more realistic and graphic. He added beautiful interiors to his images of pools, depicting stylish homes and their owners. Hockney also discovered his passion for photography- a medium which would completely change his creative process. He dedicated a lot of time to assembling polaroids in order to recreate a comprehensive and all-round image.


In the late 80s, Hockney re-kindled his first love; painting. He was also one of the first artists to incorporate technology into his practice, and in the 1990s he used laser photocopiers and fax machines to create works. In 2009, he became an avid user of the “Brushes” Iphone and Ipad app, where hundreds of these drawings were exhibited at the Royal Museum Ontario, in 2011.


David Hockney is an advocate for the LGBTQ cause, and used fragments of Walt Whitman poems in his early works. The first work that highlighted homosexuality was his painting “We Two Boys Swinging” in 1961.


After the Pompidou Centre’s dedication to him, we’re also inviting you to discover (or rediscover) David Hockney’s work. Whether it’s LOg’s architectural paintings, Alain Longeaud’s photographs or Catherine Balet’s incredible prints, these works pay tribute to the iconic artist by drawing inspiration from his incredible talent.

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Lionel Borla, Acoustique Bleue, Painting

Lionel Borla

Acoustique Bleue, 2016
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$1,715

Hélène Vallas, Flying blue, Photography

Hélène Vallas

Flying blue, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$579

Christine Flynn, Ocotillo Lodge, Photography

Christine Flynn

Ocotillo Lodge, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 x 2 inch
Photography

$4,285

Our recommendations Slim Aarons, Poolside Glamour, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Glamour, 1970
39.8 x 59.8 inch
Photography

$7,020

Our recommendations Andrzej Borowski, Swimming pool in La Tournavelle, Painting

Andrzej Borowski

Swimming pool in La Tournavelle, 2016
27.6 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,887 $4,520

Claire De Regge, Model 3 , Print

Claire De Regge

Model 3 , 2016
36.2 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Print

$869

Our recommendations Roger Mühl, Paysage, Print

Roger Mühl

Paysage, 1983
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

$209

Miwako Yamaguchi, Landscape III, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Landscape III, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$869

Liliane Camier, Embrassement des lacs et des étangs, Painting

Liliane Camier

Embrassement des lacs et des étangs, 2010
59.1 x 51.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$3,477

Claude Caillol, Paysage MCC011, Painting

Claude Caillol

Paysage MCC011, 2013
16.1 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$1,159

Sébastien Pasques, Gorille et son petit, Sculpture

Sébastien Pasques

Gorille et son petit, 2016
7.1 x 3.9 x 3.1 inch
Sculpture

$2,202

Louis Magre, Provence VI, Painting

Louis Magre

Provence VI, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$881

Louis Magre, Provence VIII, Painting

Louis Magre

Provence VIII, 2017
11.8 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,321

Marek Okrassa, A reading one, Painting

Marek Okrassa

A reading one, 2015
25.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$2,897

Catherine Balet, Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #72 (Tribute to David Hockney), Photography

Catherine Balet

Looking for the Masters in Ricardo's Golden Shoes #72 (Tribute to David Hockney), 2016
86.6 x 43.3 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$6,258

Gwenaël Bollinger, Soleil au vent, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

Soleil au vent, 2014
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$626

Agnès Cellérier, Paysage du Tarn, du côté d'Appelle, Painting

Agnès Cellérier

Paysage du Tarn, du côté d'Appelle, 2017
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$400

Nick Vivian, Warm Forest Air, Painting

Nick Vivian

Warm Forest Air, 2018
39.4 x 31.5 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,671

Mario Sughi, Sarah Driving, Print

Mario Sughi

Sarah Driving, 2014
23.6 x 18.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,217

Mario Sughi, The swimmer, Print

Mario Sughi

The swimmer, 2013
43.3 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,669

Camille Hilaire, Bouquet bleu, Print

Camille Hilaire

Bouquet bleu, 1989
29.1 x 20.9 inch
Print

$568

Camille Hilaire, Trois jockeys, Print

Camille Hilaire

Trois jockeys, 1989
20.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$521

Manuel Perez Lopez, Bosque III, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Bosque III, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$301

Cosmicg, Molitor, Print

Cosmicg

Molitor, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,738

Cosmicg, Venice - L.A., Print

Cosmicg

Venice - L.A., 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,738

Cosmicg, L.A. Blond, Print

Cosmicg

L.A. Blond, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,738

María José Concha, Complementary Composition, Painting

María José Concha

Complementary Composition, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,549

Alexandre Moliéra, Piscine , Painting

Alexandre Moliéra

Piscine , 2015
51.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,056

Alexandra Chauchereau, Paysage 2, Painting

Alexandra Chauchereau

Paysage 2, 2015
16.1 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$535

Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemons V, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemons V, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$869

María José Concha, Fuego Rojo, Painting

María José Concha

Fuego Rojo, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,723

Miwako Yamaguchi, Trees , Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Trees , 2015
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$869

Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemon IV, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemon IV, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$869

Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Oiseaux, Painting

Monique Bertina

L'Arbre aux Oiseaux, 2017
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,318

Mikolaj Malesza, Untitled (A Striped Landscape), Painting

Mikolaj Malesza

Untitled (A Striped Landscape), 2015
23.6 x 31.9 inch
Painting

$1,159

Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Chats, Painting

Monique Bertina

L'Arbre aux Chats, 2017
17.7 x 22.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,318

Kcho, Regresa vida mia que te espero 3, Print

Kcho

Regresa vida mia que te espero 3, 2005
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$464

Kcho, Regresa vida mia que te espero 2, Print

Kcho

Regresa vida mia que te espero 2, 2005
23.6 x 31.5 inch
Print

$464

Liliane Camier, Il est temps d'aller voir sur l'autre rive, Painting

Liliane Camier

Il est temps d'aller voir sur l'autre rive, 2013
51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$2,607

Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2016
29.9 x 44.1 inch
Print

$1,217

Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Print

$2,524

Jongkie Lee, Suncheonman Bay, Painting

Jongkie Lee

Suncheonman Bay, 2016
31.5 x 46.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,691

Nick Vivian, Summer Haze, Painting

Nick Vivian

Summer Haze, 2017
39.4 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Agnès Cellérier, Azay le rideau, Painting

Agnès Cellérier

Azay le rideau, 2014
10.6 x 18.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

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Manuel Perez Lopez, Bosque IV, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Bosque IV, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

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Alexandra Chauchereau, Paysage 3, Painting

Alexandra Chauchereau

Paysage 3, 2015
12.6 x 16.1 x 0.4 inch
Painting

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Roger Mühl, Nature morte, Print

Roger Mühl

Nature morte, 1983
28.7 x 29.9 inch
Print

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Serge Fenech, Paysage d'été, Painting

Serge Fenech

Paysage d'été, 2000
21.3 x 25.6 inch
Painting

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