Catherine Cusset - Life of David Hockney — in partnership with Alliance Française

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In her compelling fictional portrait of one of the giants of 20th-century art, Cusset transforms meticulous research into a vivid and moving story of a man driven to create both a body of work and a life that ran counter to notions of what was acceptable. A gay man when homosexuality was still a crime and an innovative figurative artist in an era favoring abstractions, Hockney escaped London for long periods in New York and California, where he produced his iconic swimming pool images and found new loves, but also experienced the tragedy of the AIDS crisis. Telling the stories behind Hockney’s images, the French-born Cusset, whose widely translated novels include The Story of Jane, shows us a man both indomitable and vulnerable, whose dedication to his art is matched by his unstinting devotion to friends and family.


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Fiction & Poetry
Life of David Hockney: A Novel Cover Image
By Catherine Cusset, Teresa Fagan (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590519837
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Other Press - May 14th, 2019

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