David Hockney's Dog Days

David Hockney

"A charming collection an essential book for the dachshund or Hockney lover." — The Mail on Sunday

"From September 1993, 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). Food and love dominate their lives. I make no apologies for the apparent subject matter. 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." — David Hockney

David Hockney introduces his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, in this delightful collection. The result of both sharp observation and affection, these paintings and drawings are lyrical studies in form and design. A text by the artist gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how to work with models that don't necessarily want to sit still.


David Hockney


David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century. He has produced work in almost every medium—painting, drawing, stage design, photography, and printmaking—and has stretched the boundaries of all of them. His previous books include David Hockney's Dog Days and Hockney's Pictures, as well as his books in partnership with Martin Gayford, including A History of Pictures: From the Cave to the Computer Screen and Spring Cannot Be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy. He continues to create and exhibit art, and to inspire enormous affection and admiration worldwide.