David Hockney
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David Hockney rebuffs 'greatest living artist' claim

David Hockney one of the best-known figures of the 1960s British pop art movement opens a major exhibition at London's Royal Academy on 21 January.

It features a series of paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, which he made after returning to the area from California in 2005.

Hockney told the BBC he felt that landscapes had fallen out of favour in recent years.

Speaking to the BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz, he also bemoaned the dominance of film in modern art.

  • 14 Jan 2012