Art: Bland and Maniacal

There are artists who remain boy wonders in the public eye until the gates of the geriatric home clang shut behind them. This threatens to be the fate of David Hockney. He was still a 25-year-old student at London's Royal College of Art when his work began to attract notice in 1962. In the decade since then he has remained one of the most conspicuous figures in the English art world. The Clairol-bleached thatch, the Yorkshire accent and the owl-like stare through horn-rims the size of old Bentley headlights have become almost as much a part of the London myth as...

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