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Wall Street International covers Hockney

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‘…I started doing graphic work in 1961 because I’d run out of money and I couldn’t buy any paint, and in the graphic department they gave you the materials for free. So I started etching, and the first I did was Myself and My Heroes. My heroes were Walt Whitman and Gandhi. There was a little quote from each of them, but for myself I couldn’t find anything – I hadn’t made any quotes – so it just said, ‘I am twenty-three years old and wear glasses,’ the only interesting thing I could think to say about myself’(David Hockney, from David Hockney by David Hockney, 1976. Thames & Hudson)

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Image: David Hockney ‘In Memory of Cecchino Bracci’ Etching and aquatint, 1962