Thames & Hudson lands Hockney's 'uplifting manifesto'

Thames & Hudson lands Hockney's 'uplifting manifesto'

Thames & Hudson is to publish Spring Cannot be Cancelled, a book of conversations and correspondence between David Hockney and his long-time friend and collaborator, Martin Gayford.

It explores the artist's reflections on life and art, as he self-isolates in rural France during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The synopsis explains: "Soon after turning 80, Hockney moved to Normandy. So when Covid-19 struck, it made little difference to life at La Grande Cour, the centuries-old farmhouse where the artist had set up a studio a year before, in time to paint the arrival of spring. In fact, he relishe...

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