David Hockney’s art exhibition “Drawing with a Camera” was held at André Emmerich Gallery in New York in June 1982. A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement, Hockney works in nearly every artistic medium and his latest exhibit, “82 Portraits and 1 Still-life,” offers an intimate view of people he has developed relationships with over the past 50 years. In addition to portraits, Hockney is well known for his innovative use of photography, starting with the joiner technique which he began assembling Polaroids into grids in 1982.
Hockney also makes extensive use of acrylic paint and felt it was more suited to portraying California than traditional oil paints. His California landscapes are particularly acclaimed, and his first pool painting was “California Art Collector” (1964). Hockney decorated his new home in the Hollywood Hills with a vibrant palette he had used in his recent opera sets. On that same year, he created a photo-collage of the Grand Canyon and returned to paint it once again later on during the Nineties.