Go to an art museum, pick a work, stand before it for a long time. Tell us what you see. TCD’s One Piece at a Time series began with that thought in the summer of 2010. TCD senior editor Tom Strini handled the One-Piece duties then and in 2011. In the winter and spring of 2012, Strini worked with a class of graduate students in art at UWM. They did the One Piece drill at the Milwaukee Art Museum, wrote draft essays, then survived a writer’s boot camp with Strini. We’re publishing the results, one piece at a time. In this installment, Diana M. Sanchez considers David Hockney’s “Christopher Isherwood Talking to Bob Holman, 1983, Santa Monica.”
David Hockney collaged hundreds of postcard-size photographs to depict fractional moments in Christopher Isherwood Talking to Bob Holman, Santa Monica, 1983. Each photograph, approximately 4 x 6 inches, serves as a pixel to compose a scene of three men in a living room. Hockney was inspired by cubism and their idea to depict time as various happenings.
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