In the second part of this five-part essay, comprising conversations with multiple artists around the globe, we look at the impact of self-isolation, either due to sickness or preventatively, and financial implications.
Death has given Aubrey Beardsley the immortality of youth; and in future histories of illustration, whether for blame or praise, men must needs add that it was a mere boy who did these things, and did them as no other had ever attempted to do them before.
This five-part essay, comprising conversations with multiple artists around the globe, looks at the far-reaching effects of the Covid-19 crisis on their livelihoods and practices, both negative, in terms of financial losses and future worries, but also lessons learned, communities built and new works inspired. Part one looks at the impact of cancelled shows and fairs.
The artist talks about his current exhibition at Gerald Peters, his first show in New York, his complex, collage-like paintings, his friendship with RB Kitaj and listening to Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane while he paints.
In the first major exhibition of David Hockney’s drawings for 20 years, a focus on just a handful of sitters amplifies the importance of drawing in a career that has sustained Hockney for more than half a century.