"...I painted and drew my dogs. This took a certain amount of planning since dogs are generally not interested in art. I say generally only because I have now come across a singing dog. These two dear little creatures are my friends. They are intelligent, loving, comical, and often bored. They watch me work; I notice the warm shapes they make together, their sadness, and their delights. And, being Hollywood dogs, they somehow seem to know that a picture is being made. The dogs do have different personalities. Stanley will follow me everywhere unless it is raining or someone is doing food. Boodgie is more of a loner”
As a pioneer of Pop Art in the 1960s., David Hockney is considered one of the most influential names of the 20th Century, and he remains one of the most inventive. He is a multidisciplinary, versatile, future-forward artist. He produced work in almost every tool & medium; investigated new technologies, and explored different ways to make art, including iPads.
As we all behold from his ravishing artworks, David Hockney had a significant passion for nature and dogs. His adored life companions, two dachshunds Stanley and Boodgie became the iconic art masterpieces of our times in his exhibition and subsequent book Dog Days.