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David Hockney Special

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 December 2011

On Start the Week Andrew Marr visits the painter David Hockney to find out why he has swapped LA for East Yorkshire. Hockney takes him on a tour of the farm tracks and woods he has been painting near his home in Bridlington, and talks of his fascination at the changes of the season. In his vast studio hang pictures of increasing size and vibrant colour, many painted using his iPad. He might be in his seventies, but Hockney tells Andrew Marr that he's on a roll, busier than ever; excited by the new technology and full of ideas for his next works of art.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • A Closer Winter Tunnel, February–March, 2006

    A Closer Winter Tunnel, February–March, 2006

    David Hockney
    Oil on six canvases
    182.9 x 365.8 cm overall
    Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. Purchased with funds provided by Geoff and Vicki Ainsworth, the Florence and William Crosby Bequest and the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation, 2007
    © David Hockney / Collection of Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
    Photo credit: Richard Schmidt

    Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne

  • Winter Timber, 2009

    Winter Timber, 2009

    David Hockney
    Oil on fifteen canvases
    274.3 x 609.6 cm overall
    Private collection
    © David Hockney
    Photo credit: Jonathan Wilkinson

    Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne

  • The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven)

    The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven)

    David Hockney
    ipad drawing printed on paper
    144.4 x 108.3 cm
    Courtesy of the artist
    © David Hockney

  • Bridlington at Dawn by Andrew Marr

    Bridlington at Dawn by Andrew Marr

    Hockney has been painting on his ipad - and here's Andrew's sketch ...

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