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Paris Vogue par David Hockney

LESSER KNOWN, POSSIBLY. LESSER NEVER. THESE
THREE SPECIAL DECEMBRE ISSUES OF PARIS VOGUE
ARE NOT PLACED HERE IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE.
THESE THREE ARE SIMPLY
THE MOST SPECIAL, THE
MOST REMARKABLE ISSUES. THIS IS THE GUIDE TO THE GREATER VOGUES

Paris Vogue par David Hockney . OK so this may actually be the best of the lot. But not so much because Hockney had an affinity with the magazine, with the photographers or with fashion in any particular way - he didn't. He just took it over and made it (almost) all his own. Most remarkably, the result is better than most Hockney books - let alone issues of Vogue. It is from 1985 when Hockney's fascination with photography was in full swing. Nothing ever really compares with the photo-collages.

Just one example. The double page devoted to this veranda is an object lesson in how to see and experience reality. More real than real life. Just more of everything really. What an amazing link this is
 

Guy Bourdin. More greatness. And given that his shoot follows a forty page Hockney supermasterclass the bar was set very high!
 

Hockney Style. Yes it is one of the best pictures of all time. The hitchhiker, the Hollywood sign... but it is made untouchably superclass by Hockney's own white socks and slippers combination. 
 
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