Meeting David Hockney

Whilst visiting the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith some years ago, Gallery Director David Todd had a chance meeting with our greatest living Artist, David Hockney.

In a relaxed postprandial mood, he cheekily asked Mr Hockney whether he would be kind enough to appraise a particular painting of interest. Mr Hockney’s response was simply “if you like it, buy it”

How right he was, stripping all the pretence away and in a simple phrase encapsulated the essence of art purchase.

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