This collection features the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm originally published in 1969. Hockney’s extraordinary etchings re-imagine these strange and supernatural stories for a modern audience, capturing their distinctive atmosphere in a style that is recognisably the artist’s own.
Hockney’s work brings together some well-known tales – Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin – with others that are less familiar. Informed by the great artists of the past, attuned to idiosyncrasies of character and incident, and fresh in execution and content, his illustrations invite us to enjoy each one as if for the first time.
David Hockney studied at Bradford School of Art from 1953 to 1957 and at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1959 to 1962. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1963, and now splits his time between America and East Yorkshire, where he grew up.