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Wall Street International covers Hockney

Wall Street International covered our Hockney early etchings show online yesterday. Read the full article here

‘…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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