David Hockney Explains How L.A. Inspired His 20th Century Icon


Painted in Los Angeles in 1966, David Hockney’s ‘The Splash’ is as recognisable as Monet’s ‘Waterlilies’, Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and Munch’s ‘The Scream’. In this episode of Expert Voices, discover how the liberal lifestyle in Los Angeles inspired one of the most iconic images of the 20th century and hear Hockney himself explain how he immortalised his split-second swimming pool moment on canvas. A mythical masterpiece, ‘The Splash’ is a highlight of our upcoming Contemporary Art Evening Auction (11 February | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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