Hockney Reveals the Artist Through His Art

One of the first shots of Randall Wright’s documentary Hockney, which premieres theatrically in New York and Los Angeles tomorrow, is a vintage video clip of the great British Pop artist reclining in an easy chair, wielding a large paintbrush in a manner reminiscent of Grant Wood’s American Gothic. A photographer, apparently tasked with shooting a portrait of the artist, futzes with Hockney’s pose. Hockney good-humoredly grins and plays along.