Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most important artists of his generation.
For the first time, David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films, resulting in a frank and unparalleled visual diary of his long life. Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright, who has form with older British artists having also made a doc about Lucian Freud and an earlier one for TV about Hockney (2003’s David Hockney: Secret Knowledge), offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide. As charismatic as ever, at seventy-seven years old he is still working in the studio seven days a week.
“It’s been said that there was something of the holiday about David Hockney, that he sees the world with holiday eyes, as if for the first time. I wanted to capture this attitude without taking away the mystery and magic of a great artist.” Randall Wright
An engaging and affectionate tribute to one of the art world's most loveable characters.
Directed by Randall Wright. UK, 2014, 112 mins