Bringing together more than 450 works prefaced by a handwritten programmatic statement, A Bigger Book, TASCHEN’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, is as spectacular in format as it is in scope. The artist himself is present in every aspect of the publication in which he takes stock of more than 60 years of work. Never before has Hockney’s oeuvre been published on such an astonishing and immersive scale. As each page unfurls in a blaze of blues, pinks, greens, and oranges, we are spellbound both by the artist’s vibrancy as a colorist and his extraordinary sense of the conditions of the world that surrounds us. Paintings are joined by the artist’s drawings, photo-composites, multi-perspective collages, stage designs, multi-camera video works, and iPad drawings, each a panoply of looking and showing in different styles and media.
The book’s sumptuous portfolio is supplemented by an illustrated chronology contextualizing Hockney’s art with drawings, graphic work, portrait photos, and text based on the artist’s own writings as well as contemporary reviews. A Bigger Book is presented on a Marc Newson bookstand.
Collector's Edition of 9,000 copies, each signed by David Hockney
498 pages (including 13 fold-outs)
50 x 70 cm
Includes: Essay and illustrated chronology (680 pages), Marc Newson bookstand
Original English Edition