Artwork Title: Rufus Hale - Artist Name: David HockneyArtwork Title: Rufus Hale - Artist Name: David Hockney

Rufus Hale

David Hockney

The British artist Tacita Dean spent time in Los Angeles in 2015, researching at the Getty Institute. She visited Hockney, later filming him smoking in a contemplative state for her work Portraits (2016). When visiting she was accompanied by her 11-year-old son Rufus. Reminded of himself at the same age, Hockney felt compelled to paint Rufus, who proved to be a very good sitter, becoming very engaged in the process. []


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