It has been reported that BBC Two has commissioned a feature-length documentary on Yorkshire’s favourite son, the celebrated artist David Hockney. The programme entitled HOCKNEY is set to air next year and will focus on the life and work of the iconic painter.
The filmmaking team behind the project also worked on a documentary examining another of Britain’s greatest artists in Lucian Freud: Painted Life. Freud and Hockney shared a close friendship and often featured in portrait form in each other’s work.
BBC Two Controller Kim Shillinglaw says: “David Hockney stands as one of Britain's seminal and most important artists, and I'm delighted to be showing this major film on him on BBC Two. I know this film will be a riveting and inspiring watch.”
David Hockney has given unprecedented access to his personal archive of photographs and films for what promises to be a candid and unique visual diary of his life. It will also show Hockney’s endlessly prolific output, with him taking to the studio seven days a week at the grand age of seventy-seven years old. The film is set to be a fascinating insight into a national treasure and a revealing account of one of Britain’s best-loved artists.