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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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Emilie Chêne, Pause sur le bord de la route, Basse Californie, Painting

Emilie Chêne

Pause sur le bord de la route, Basse Californie, 2019
27.6 x 19.7 inch
Painting

$ 1,485

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Alexandra Chauchereau, Paysage 2, Painting

Alexandra Chauchereau

Paysage 2, 2015
16.1 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 572

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Christophe Desrayaud, Diptyque Sous Bois n°1, Painting

Christophe Desrayaud

Diptyque Sous Bois n°1, 2017
55.1 x 43.3 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 2,722

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Jérôme de Viers, Fleurs Vase Bleu, Painting

Jérôme de Viers

Fleurs Vase Bleu, 2018
45.7 x 31.9 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 3,093

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Slim Aarons, Poolside Glamour, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Glamour, 1970
39.8 x 59.8 inch
Photography

$ 7,020

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Nick Vivian, Warm Forest Air, Painting

Nick Vivian

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

$ 2,776

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Miwako Yamaguchi, Landscape III, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Landscape III, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 928

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Hélène Vallas, Flying blue, Photography

Hélène Vallas

Flying blue, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$ 681

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Claude Caillol, Paysage MCC011, Painting

Claude Caillol

Paysage MCC011, 2013
16.1 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$ 1,237

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Sébastien Pasques, Gorille et son petit, Sculpture

Sébastien Pasques

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

$ 2,351

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Richard Heeps, Beach Ball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$ 209

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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

$ 427

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Maria De Campos, David Hockney, Painting

Maria De Campos

David Hockney, 2018
45.7 x 35 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,950

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Francky Boy, Le voyage en Ballon, Painting

Francky Boy

Le voyage en Ballon, 2020
63.8 x 44.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 7,424

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Alexandra Chauchereau, Paysage du Sud n°1, Painting

Alexandra Chauchereau

Paysage du Sud n°1, 2014
6.7 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 178

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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

$ 495

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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

$ 495

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Catherine Cayssials, La clairière, Painting

Catherine Cayssials

La clairière, 2015
31.9 x 23.6 inch
Painting

$ 4,455

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Francky Boy, Ça roule ma poule, Painting

Francky Boy

Ça roule ma poule, 2020
28.7 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$ 4,331

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

$ 6,682

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Marek Okrassa, Swimming pool, Painting

Marek Okrassa

Swimming pool, 2012
47.2 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$ 3,588

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Gwenaël Bollinger, Soleil au vent, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

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

$ 668

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Marek Okrassa, Sunbed, Painting

Marek Okrassa

Sunbed, 2014
47.2 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$ 3,960

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Mario Sughi, Sarah Driving, Painting

Mario Sughi

Sarah Driving, 2014
23.6 x 18.5 x 0 inch
Painting

$ 1,299

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Marabout, Pop figure en piscine, Painting

Marabout

Pop figure en piscine, 2019
35 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$ 11,137

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Slim Aarons, Helen Dzo Dzo 1970, Photography

Slim Aarons

Helen Dzo Dzo 1970, 2020
30 x 40 inch
Photography

$ 3,867

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Slim Aarons, Kaptur and Linsk 1970, Photography

Slim Aarons

Kaptur and Linsk 1970, 2020
40 x 60 inch
Photography

$ 4,566

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María José Concha, Fuego Rojo, Painting

María José Concha

Fuego Rojo, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 2,908

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María José Concha, Sunshine Again, Painting

María José Concha

Sunshine Again, 2015
39.4 x 78.7 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 6,620

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María José Concha, Complementary Composition, Painting

María José Concha

Complementary Composition, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$ 2,722

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Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemon IV, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemon IV, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 928

Monique Bertina, Le port de la Rochelle, Painting

Monique Bertina

Le port de la Rochelle, 2015
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$ 1,176

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Camille Hilaire, Bouquet bleu, Print

Camille Hilaire

Bouquet bleu, 1989
29.1 x 20.9 inch
Print

$ 606

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Miwako Yamaguchi, El huerto, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

El huerto, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 928

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Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemons V, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemons V, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 928

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Miwako Yamaguchi, Trees , Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Trees , 2015
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$ 928

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Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Chats, Painting

Monique Bertina

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

$ 2,475

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Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Oiseaux, Painting

Monique Bertina

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

$ 2,475

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Claire De Regge, Model 3 , Print

Claire De Regge

Model 3 , 2016
36.2 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Print

$ 928

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Gernot Kissel, Mediterranean Landscape, Painting

Gernot Kissel

Mediterranean Landscape, 2003
25.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$ 8,348

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Ana Ratkovic Sobota, Forest, Painting

Ana Ratkovic Sobota

Forest, 2017
59.1 x 55.1 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$ 6,187

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Gernot Kissel, Mallorca, Print

Gernot Kissel

Mallorca, 1993
23.6 x 25.6 inch
Print

$ 835

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Cosmicg, Molitor, Print

Cosmicg

Molitor, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Print

$ 1,856

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Cosmicg, Venice - L.A., Print

Cosmicg

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

$ 1,856

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Cosmicg, L.A. Blond, Print

Cosmicg

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

$ 1,856

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Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2016
29.9 x 44.1 inch
Print

$ 1,299

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Christine Flynn, Ocotillo Lodge, Photography

Christine Flynn

Ocotillo Lodge, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 x 2 inch
Photography

$ 4,452

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Alexandre Moliéra, Piscine , Painting

Alexandre Moliéra

Piscine , 2015
51.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$ 4,331

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Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Print

$ 2,695

Edivaldo Barbosa, Tarrafa por encomenda, Painting

Edivaldo Barbosa

Tarrafa por encomenda, 2011
19.7 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

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Manuel Perez Lopez, Bosque III, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Bosque III, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

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Our recommendations Roger Mühl, Paysage, Print

Roger Mühl

Paysage, 1983
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

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Our recommendations Roger Mühl, Jardin fleuri, Print

Roger Mühl

Jardin fleuri, 1983
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

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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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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

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Camille Hilaire, Trois jockeys, Print

Camille Hilaire

Trois jockeys, 1989
20.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

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Christine Flynn, Palm Springs Pool, Photography

Christine Flynn

Palm Springs Pool, 2017
50 x 40.2 x 1.2 inch
Photography

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