Martin Gayford

‘I think I’ve found a real paradise’: David Hockney interviewed

Martin Gayford talks to Britain's greatest living painter about life under quarantine in the Norman countryside, how an iPad is better than paint and brush, and why he's not a communist

‘On the iPad I can catch the light very quickly — much faster than watercolour’: David Hockney’s latest spring portrait ‘No. 125’

Spring has not been cancelled. Neither have the arts ceased to function. David Hockney’s marvellous exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery may be sadly shut, but the artist himself is firing on all cylinders.

‘I was just drawing on this thing I’m talking to you on,’ he announced when I spoke to him via FaceTime the other day.

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