I’m not that familiar with David Hockney’s work or life, although I’ve certainly heard of him. I’ve seen some of his drawings. Particularly his iPad drawings when they were a news item early on in lockdown. This book is not a biography. It does jump around and talk a bit about different periods of the artist’s life but mainly it’s a snapshot of the his life leading up to and during lockdown when he was ensconced in a rural patch of Normandy. It’s an inspiring and thought provoking read full of images of his own work and that of other artists who’ve inspired him.

Neil Bruder @neilbruder