The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hockney: A documentary about David Hockney's life & art opens April 22 in NYC & LA
David Hockney offers theories about art, the universe, and everything.


NEW YORK, NY.- Film Movement announced the US Theatrical release of Hockney, a documentary film by Randall Wright (Lucian Freud: A Painted Life). After screening at Outfest, London, Vancouver, Palm Springs film festivals among others, the film will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and at Metrograph in New York, and at Laemmle Royal, Playhouse 7 and Noho 7 in Los Angeles on April 22, 2016. A national release will follow.

Hockney is the definitive exploration of one of the most significant artists of his generation. For the first time, David Hockney has given access to his personal archive of photographs and film, resulting in an unparalleled visual diary of his life. The film chronicles Hockney’s vast career, from his early life in working-class Bradford, where his love for pictures was developed through his admiration for cinema, to his relocation to Hollywood where his life long struggle to escape labels (‘queer’, ‘working class’, 'figurative artist’) was fully realized.

David Hockney offers theories about art, the universe, and everything: “I’m interested in ways of looking and trying to think of it in simple ways. If you can communicate that, of course people will respond; after all, everybody does look.“ But as HOCKNEY reveals, it’s the hidden self-interrogation that gives his famously optimistic pictures their unexpected edge and attack. The documentary traces the artist’s journey to live the American or Californian dream, yet paradoxically reveals that he never broke ties with the childhood that formed him. Did Yorkshire awkwardness in his blood give him the willpower to survive relationship problems, and later the AIDS plague that killed the majority of his friends? Acclaimed filmmaker Randall Wright offers a unique view of this unconventional artist who is now reaching new peaks of popularity worldwide, and, at 78, is as charismatic as ever, working in the studio seven days a week.

Director’s Statement (Randall Wright):
I wanted to create a strong sense of place in the two very different landscape that David calls home – the vast bright spaces of California, and the moody hills of East Yorkshire. The creative push and pull of these absolute opposite environments energizes David’s constant search for answers, both creative and personal. Also digital cinema is now brilliant for reproducing painting. The color accuracy, and image resolution is breathtaking. David’s paintings look stunning on the big screen. As David would be quick to point out, the two mediums, cinema and painting have a much closer relationship in the twentieth century than people realize. After the Second World War European humanist filmmakers saw themselves as continuing the figurative tradition of oil painting. And films were always significant to David. He moved to the Hollywood Hills, he befriended Billy Wilder, and of course he has experimented with films for the last thirty years, resulting in his recent multi-screen movies. Some of his latest paintings are massive and in a widescreen format. For me cinema offers the opportunity to deal with an artist in a very down to earth way, without commentary and the standard art world experts. In the dark we can really focus on powerful images without interruptions.





Today's News

March 7, 2016

IU Art Museum exhibits important recent acquisition of objects from Kenya

'Lost' unfinished nude by Francis Bacon to be reunited at Christie's South Kensington

Marian Goodman Gallery in New York presents exhibition of new work by Tacita Dean

Unique multimedia exhibition devoted to Marc Chagall on view at les Carrières de Lumières

Fresh-to-market original paintings from artists' estates among highlights of Myers Fine Art's March 13 auction

Works by Morris Louis and Landon Metz on view at Paul Kasmin Gallery in New York

Christie's celebrates its 10th auction anniversary in Dubai with new and additional auction

First solo exhibition in Paris dedicated to the Swedish artist Jens Fänge on view at Galerie Perrotin

Hockney: A documentary about David Hockney's life & art opens April 22 in NYC & LA

Nasher Sculpture Center exhibits installation of Plegaria Muda, a major work by Doris Salcedo

Kunstmuseum Luzern devotes exhibition to the phenomenon of public and private collecting

Asian Art Museum exhibits rare maps showcasing early encounters between China and the West

Bonhams returns to Stuttgart with a mighty million euro Mercedez-Benz Model K

Field of Blooms by Erin Hanson: A Brush with Expressionism

City centre cafe by award-winning artist David Shearing brings the weather indoors

"Digital Flows" opens at MACT/CACT Contemporary Art in Canton Ticino

Sotheby's New York announces the third annual Designer Showhouse & Auction

Palais de Tokyo exhibits the work of Sara Favriau

French tattoo 'king' struggles for recognition of his art

Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt dies at 86

Swiss Institute explores the role that art plays in narrative film and television

New Indianapolis Museum of Art exhibit showcases animated paintings by Dutch artist Jacco Olivier

The Eccentrics: SculptureCenter presents a group exhibition

rosenfeld porcini exhibits works by French painter Emmanuel Barcilon

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

2.- Exact copy of car that made motor racing history in the 1960s for sale with Aguttes Auctions

3.- Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes found near Neolithic monument yield clues

4.- 'Heaven-guided' underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

5.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

6.- Display at Tate Modern explores 'Magic Realism Art in Weimar Germany: 1919-1933'

7.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Beijing studio wrecked without notice

8.- Cat abduction from Moscow museum captivates Russians

9.- The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

10.- Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful