Hockney Style: Gold Lamé and Fags


This may smack loudly of nepotism but I wanted to reblog this post today from the Irishman as I think it’s particularly good. I hope you all enjoy it too. It’s also a damn sight more interesting than mine!

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“Style is something you can use, and you can be like a magpie,  just taking what you want.  The idea of the rigid style seemed to me then something you needn’t concern yourself with, it would trap you.”

–David Hockney

David Hockney’s philosophy on art appears to be perfectly manifesting itself in his personal style above. In his younger days, there was this cool juxtaposition between the artsy-fartsy, graphic form of the harsh, black-framed glasses and Warhol-ian mop-top, mixed with his rumpled, old school ease from the neck down–  prepster rugby shirt, chinos and battered tennis shoes.  Style– Just take what you want, don’t let it trap you.

Source of some of the photo’s and text is:  http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com

This photo by Peter Schlesinger taken in 1970 is a personal favourite of Lottie and mine. A newspaper cutting was on our kitchen wall in London for ages until it…

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4 Comments

  1. For some reason, I’m unable to access the Studio Nevin blog. Looks like an interesting post, with great photos. I’ll check my settings and plug-ins and hopefully will be able to figure out what the deal is!

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    1. Hello! I’m not sure what the problem is but it seems to be working from my end ….???!!! I hate it when this happens!

      It is an interesting post so I hope that you will be able to manage to read it at some stage. Good luck and thanks for letting me know 🙂

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