David Hockney is rightly revered as one of the most influential British artists of the post-war years. Over seven decades his career has seen him work in painting, drawing, photography and set design with all forms of media from watercolour, acrylic paint, paper pulp, computer and iPad.
For us menswear nerds, there’s the added bonus of his own sartorial style. This bright and eccentric mix of the traditional and avant-garde focussing on colour clash, a fondness for patterned accessories and roomy comfortable fits somehow manage to embody both his Yorkshire roots and his deep seated passion for Americana. It’s impossible to imagine a modern menswear moodboard that doesn’t have at least one of his loud tweeds, polka dot bow ties, striped rugby shirts, neon knits or thick rimmed glasses greeting the viewer.
We have pulled together a list of some of our favourite tomes dedicated to the artist, taking in the scope and breadth of his polymathic career.