From today’s Guardian, this sad story:
Summer and winter are safe, but when David Hockney turned up to begin work on spring, he found a scene which the artist described as “a massacre”; the sky empty, and the ground littered with the limbs of fallen giants. Nothing remains except stacks of sawn trunks and branches of the little copse of mighty sycamores and beeches near his home in East Yorkshire which he had intended to paint in all seasons.
‘Summer’ is above, ‘Winter’ below; the other two seasons are unpainted. Full story: David Hockney, the fallen beech trees and the lost canvas
Last April Hockney gave Bigger Trees Near Warter, the largest painting he has ever made – a landscape 12 metres long by five metres tall (40ft by 15ft) – to the Tate. Full story (Guardian)
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