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David Hockney A bigger splash in POST series by Laurence de Valmy


In June 1967, Hockney painted one of his masterpiece: A Bigger Splash.

The painting was inspired from a photograph of a swimming pool advertising and Hockney carefully painted "in 2 weeks a moment of 2 seconds".


In this Post, Hockney shares his new painting and Henry Geldzahler, his friend and supporter reacts to it. Geldzahler was the Curator for 20th Century Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had a key role role in the art world with a close relationship with contemporary artists.


Andy Warhol who introduced Geldzahler to Hockney was fascinated by LA and Hollywood and he declared that it was because "life is so simple there". 

Sources: David Hockney: A rake’s progress, Christopher Simon Sykes

Andy Warhol retrospective

David's Bigger Splash, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 40" x 30" (102 x 76 cm)

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