I’ve always been a fan of David Hockney’s art, plunging us into a world of colour and bright California sunshine. It always made me want to escape the monochromatic grey nebulous ceiling that covers Paris most part of the year, for a warmer country with blue skies and nature. I had first found that light when I spent my summers in LA with my best friend. I kept searching for it when I moved to Sydney and South East Asia. So you understand how Hockney’s work and art has greatly influenced my lifestyle. Taschen is releasing a collector’s book that are so prized among collectors, the David Hockney Sumo Book limited to 9000 prints with a stand designed by Marc Newson. It takes you through 60 years of this work from his teenage days when he was at the Bradford School of Art, through his breakthrough in the swinging 60’s in London, to his life in LA in the 70’s. It also comes signed by David Hockney which will inevitably increase in value as the Sumo books tend to double and triple in price.
TRD: I would buy it but as a digital nomad it would take take all the space in my suitcase and would be left naked with no clothes to wear.
Did you know: A limited Edition of the 10 000 copies of the Helmut Newton Sumo book, signed by 80 of the celebrities shot by Newton later sold at auction for $430 000.