Left Bank Books and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum welcome French novelist Catherine Cusset, who will sign and discuss her new novel, “Life of David Hockney”!
This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “Life of David Hockney” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.
Born in 1937 in a small town in the north of England, David Hockney had to fight to become an artist. After leaving his home in Bradford for the Royal College of Art in London, his career flourished, but he continued to struggle with a sense of not belonging, because of his homosexuality, which had yet to be decriminalized, and his inclination for a figurative style of art not sufficiently “contemporary” to be valued. Trips to New York and California—where he would live for many years and paint his iconic swimming pools—introduced him to new scenes and new loves, beginning a journey that would take him through the fraught years of the AIDS epidemic.