Large Interior, Los Angeles

David Hockney British

Not on view

In 1982 Hockney purchased a new home off Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills and decorated it in the vibrant palette he had used in his recent opera sets. Here, he fragments the perspectival space of his open living room partly in reference to Cubism (the bust of Pablo Picasso above the fireplace and the cubistic drawing in Hockney’s own hand above the mantel are further references). Another important influence at this moment was the narrative experience of Chinese scroll paintings, a number of which he had seen at The Met, replete with their multiple viewpoints and durational experience of looking.

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Large Interior, Los Angeles, David Hockney (British, born Bradford, 1937), Oil, ink on cut-and-pasted paper, on canvas

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