David Hockney

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Rupert bare: how the Oz obscenity trial inspired a generation of protest art
When a lewd cartoon of Rupert Bear landed the editors of the 60s counterculture paper in court, David Hockney, John Lennon, Robert Crumb and more made some of their most urgent art in response

Walker Mimms

04, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Smoke and mirrors in David Hockney’s letter | Brief letters
Brief letters: Secret weddings | Carrie Johnson | Chart travesties | Smoking deaths

Letters

02, Jun, 2021 @4:44 PM

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On my radar: Peter Blake’s cultural highlights
The artist on David Hockney’s move to France, a beautiful tale about an octopus, and the radio show he phones in to

Kathryn Bromwich

29, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020 review – pixels at dawn
Stick-figure trees, synthetic blossoms, felt-pen colours - the power of Hockney’s daily iPad sketches of spring in Normandy is stunted by technology

Laura Cumming

23, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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David Hockney is right about Derrida
Brief letters: David Hockney | Tracey Emin | David Cameron | Classical music

Letters

16, May, 2021 @5:14 PM

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A giant ‘F you’ from the Anglo-Saxons? | Brief letters
Brief letters: 14-year-old Guardian readers | Cerne Giant | ‘Painting is dead’ | Peter Mandelson | Boris Johnson

Letters

13, May, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Hockney is mistaken: it was Delaroche who declared painting dead, not Derrida | Letter
Letters: Charlie Gere sets the artist straight on his mention of Jacques Derrida

Letters

11, May, 2021 @5:24 PM

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David Hockney on joy, longing and spring light: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy!’
While enjoying an idyllic lockdown in France, the 83-year-old artist has created perhaps his most important exhibition ever – offering hope to an injured world

Jonathan Jones

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Just get a sketchbook out: top UK artists lament decline of drawing classes
Skill regarded as vital by Peter Blake, David Hockney and others has today been eclipsed by conceptual art

Dalya Alberge

09, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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The grand reopening: our critics pick the best art shows for 2021
If all goes to plan, UK galleries will open from the end of April for a busier-than-ever season. Here’s our guide to the top post-lockdown shows

Rachel Cooke, Laura Cumming, Alice Fisher, Kadish Morris

04, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Spring Cannot Be Cancelled by David Hockney and Martin Gayford – review
Lockdown blossom ... a lavishly illustrated record of the exchanges between the artist, in Normandy, and the critic, in Cambridge, during the past year

Nicholas Wroe

19, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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