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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

$1,710

Claire De Regge, Model 3 , Print

Claire De Regge

Model 3 , 2016
36.2 x 55.1 x 2 inch
Print

$867

Our recommendations Slim Aarons, Poolside Glamour, Photography

Slim Aarons

Poolside Glamour, 1970
39.8 x 59.8 inch
Photography

$7,020

Alexandra Chauchereau, Paysage 2, Painting

Alexandra Chauchereau

Paysage 2, 2015
16.1 x 12.6 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$534

Onie Jackson, Une bûche à la piscine, Painting

Onie Jackson

Une bûche à la piscine, 2017
57.5 x 44.9 x 2 inch
Painting

$4,045

Hélène Vallas, Flying blue, Photography

Hélène Vallas

Flying blue, 2015
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$578

Miwako Yamaguchi, Landscape III, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Landscape III, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$867

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

$3,467

LM Chabot, Wildwood, NJ 05, Photography

LM Chabot

Wildwood, NJ 05, 2014
30 x 40 x 0.001 inch
Photography

$1,769

Christine Flynn, Ocotillo Lodge, Photography

Christine Flynn

Ocotillo Lodge, 2016
35.8 x 35.8 x 2 inch
Photography

$4,330

Roger Mühl, Jardin fleuri, Print

Roger Mühl

Jardin fleuri, 1983
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

$208

Claude Caillol, Paysage MCC011, Painting

Claude Caillol

Paysage MCC011, 2013
16.1 x 18.9 inch
Painting

$1,156

Sébastien Pasques, Gorille et son petit, Sculpture

Sébastien Pasques

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

$2,196

Louis Magre, Provence VIII, Painting

Louis Magre

Provence VIII, 2017
11.8 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$1,317

Louis Magre, Provence VI, Painting

Louis Magre

Provence VI, 2016
15.7 x 15.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$878

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

$399

Marek Okrassa, A reading one, Painting

Marek Okrassa

A reading one, 2015
25.6 x 28.7 inch
Painting

$2,167 $2,889

Marek Okrassa, Swimming pool, Painting

Marek Okrassa

Swimming pool, 2012
47.2 x 55.1 inch
Painting

$3,964 $5,663

Richard Heeps, Beach Ball, Photography

Richard Heeps

Beach Ball, 2001
15 x 17.7 x 0.3 inch
Photography

$203

Marabout, Pop figure en piscine, Painting

Marabout

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

$10,401

Lionel Borla, Crique graphique, Painting

Lionel Borla

Crique graphique, 2017
19.7 x 25.6 inch
Painting

$1,133

Nick Vivian, Warm Forest Air, Painting

Nick Vivian

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

$2,699

Mario Sughi, Sarah Driving, Print

Mario Sughi

Sarah Driving, 2014
23.6 x 18.5 x 0.8 inch
Print

$1,213

Mario Sughi, The swimmer, Print

Mario Sughi

The swimmer, 2013
43.3 x 55.1 x 1.2 inch
Print

$1,664

Kenneth Blom, Warness, Painting

Kenneth Blom

Warness, 2019
27.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$7,165

Cosmicg, L.A. Blond, Print

Cosmicg

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

$1,733

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

$6,241

Cosmicg, Molitor, Print

Cosmicg

Molitor, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Print

$1,733

Cosmicg, Venice - L.A., Print

Cosmicg

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

$1,733

Camille Hilaire, Trois jockeys, Print

Camille Hilaire

Trois jockeys, 1989
20.9 x 29.1 inch
Print

$520

Alexandre Moliéra, Piscine , Painting

Alexandre Moliéra

Piscine , 2015
51.2 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,045

Gwenaël Bollinger, Soleil au vent, Photography

Gwenaël Bollinger

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

$624

Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemons V, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemons V, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$867

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

$2,600

Camille Hilaire, Bouquet bleu, Print

Camille Hilaire

Bouquet bleu, 1989
29.1 x 20.9 inch
Print

$566

Miwako Yamaguchi, Trees , Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Trees , 2015
29.9 x 22 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$867

Miwako Yamaguchi, Lemon IV, Painting

Miwako Yamaguchi

Lemon IV, 2015
22 x 29.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$867

Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Oiseaux, Painting

Monique Bertina

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

$2,311

Monique Bertina, L'Arbre aux Chats, Painting

Monique Bertina

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

$2,311

Manuel Perez Lopez, Bosque III, Painting

Manuel Perez Lopez

Bosque III, 2016
11.8 x 15.7 inch
Painting

$300

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

$462

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

$462

Our recommendations Roger Mühl, Paysage, Print

Roger Mühl

Paysage, 1983
16.1 x 15 inch
Print

$208

María José Concha, Fuego Rojo, Painting

María José Concha

Fuego Rojo, 2014
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.6 inch
Painting

$2,716

María José Concha, Complementary Composition, Painting

María José Concha

Complementary Composition, 2016
27.6 x 27.6 x 2 inch
Painting

$2,542

Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2016
29.9 x 44.1 inch
Print

$1,213

Alfonso Albacete, Canal, Print

Alfonso Albacete

Canal, 2015
31.5 x 47.2 inch
Print

$2,517

Jongkie Lee, Suncheonman Bay, Painting

Jongkie Lee

Suncheonman Bay, 2016
31.5 x 46.1 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,667

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