The Easel

David Hockney: ‘Just because I’m cheeky doesn’t mean I am not serious’

Even at 77, Hockney is prolific. In London for the opening of his new show, he gave an interesting and candid interview, contemplating himself and his work. Hockney comes across as thoroughly English, even after living in Los Angeles for long periods of time. “He lights a fag and dunks a biscuit. It’s funny, I say, despite that gloomy demeanor you are a force of nature.”