Love Life: David Hockney’s Timescapes by Lawrence Weschler


David Hockney, Self-Portrait with Red Braces, 2003. Watercolor on paper. Private collection. © 2013 David Hockney. Photograph by Richard Schmidt

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Koret Auditorium

The remarkable past 30 years of Hockney's artistic development, culminating in the work on view in David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, have been haunted by mortality, beginning with the AIDS crisis, which tracked almost exactly with the development of the Polaroid collages with which this whole latter phase of his career began. In a profound sense, they can be viewed as one sustained embrace of life in all its marvel in the face of all that desolation.



Lawrence Weschler is a New Yorker veteran, author of 15 books, notably Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Vermeer in Bosnia, and Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences, and his latest book Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.



Please note: At the present time, we do not anticipate that David Hockney will be attending the talk by Lawrence Weschler.

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