The British artist gives his classic treatment to one of the greatest scientific minds of this century.
This article titled “David Hockney’s Stephen Hawking portraits draw greats together” was written by Jonathan Jones, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 20th March 2012 17.23 UTC
I wrote a while ago about Jake and Dinos Chapman‘s horrendous and crass portrayal of the physicist Stephen Hawking in their sculpture Ubermensch. I vaguely wondered at the time what a David Hockney portrait of the same great man of our time might look like … but had no idea he’d actually created one. Visiting London’s Science Museum recently I was transfixed by a sensitive, affectionate and acute drawing of Hawking in its 70th birthday display about his life and work.