“I’m far from the black dress code of the art world”
The English painter welcomed Paris with his retrospective in Beaubourg. Meeting with a scholar and a happy man.
As Le Figaro announced at the opening of retrospective David Hockney on June 20, the great English painter Paris gave an exceptional job, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, 2011, which will be in the collections of the Pompidou Center thanks to The Friends of the Pompidou Center.
Since the official announcement of this gift – which is above the 25 million – by President Serzh Lasvignes, 27 September, the thirty-two panels (366 cm x 975 cm) are exposed in the Forum of the Center Pompidou. And until the end of the retrospective Monday, October 23rd. Just a few days so that at the Royal Academy in London in 2012, after the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Ludwig Museum, the striking monument that was one of the surprising and important works of the exhibition dedicated to the Yorkshire landscapes Cologne.
It’s also time to reopen the conversation with an artist, both erudite and wild, who was turned into Los Angeles on July 9, 80 and whose blue eyes shine as soon as he talks about painting. His voice is spoken, his words are not made difficult by the accent of his homeland Yorkshire. He receives us from Fouquet’s, perhaps one of the last beautiful smoking areas in Paris.
Lighting cigarette on cigarette, spring dandy in his blue-gray polo shirt, soft green cashmere suit that fits his socks, this gentleman of art …