Artist David Hockney with new work he’s showing at Pace Gallery’s Manhattan flagship this fall. PHOTO: JAMIE HAWKESWORTH FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE


The World According to David Hockney

WSJ Magazine

Written by Lesley M.M. Blume

September 9, 2019

Ahead of the opening of his new exhibition, David Hockney: La Grand Cour, at 540 West 25th Street, David Hockney sat down with Lesley M.M. Blume from WSJ Magazine to discuss the monumental work for which the exhibition is named.

"[Hockney's] house, whose main structure dates back to 1650, is named La Grande Cour, or 'the big yard.' Its grounds, filled with cherry, pear and apple trees, hawthorn thickets and elderflower patches, immediately inspired Hockney to create a monumental work. This month, as part of the inaugural exhibition of its eight-story, 75,000-square-foot new Manhattan flagship, Pace Gallery—which has long represented Hockney—will showcase the immersive 24-panel panorama and four additional drawings depicting the arrival of spring in Normandy, as seen from his new home. It took Hockney 21 days to complete the panoramic work, which depicts the property in great detail."

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