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Oral history interview with David Hockney, 1984 September 3

Hockney, David, 1937-

Painter, Collagist


Collection Information

Size: 10 Videocassettes (U-matic), Master: 10 videocassettes (U-matic) (20 min. each) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in. + typescript summary (15 p.); 4 Videocassettes (U-matic), Duplicate (3 hrs. 20 min.), sd., col., 3/4 in.; 1 Videocassettes (U-matic), Edited version:"Selections": 1 videocassette (60 min.) (U-Matic), sd., col., 3/4 in.; 2 Videocassettes (VHS), Edited version: "Selections": 2 videocassettes (60 min.) (VHS), sd., col., 1/2 in.; 4 Sound cassettes, Audio only version, analog

Format: Unedited master version filmed in ten twenty minute segments. Paul Karlstom, Archives of American Art's West Coast Regional Director, edited the master to a 60 minute version, labeled "Selections."

Summary: An interview with David Hockney conducted 1984 Sept. 3, by Lawrence Weschler, for the Archives of American Art at Hockney's home and studio, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hockney discusses his work with photography, and more recently, painting. Topics covered include perspective, the depiction of the passage of time in an art work, the disintegration of the canvas' edge, and Hockney's rediscovery of the objectives of cubism, and the combining of western theories of cubism with the eastern philosophy used in scroll painting.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter, photographer; b. 1937.

Language Note

English .


Funding for this interview was provided by Warner Communications, Inc.

How to Use This Collection

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with David Hockney, 1984 September 3. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.