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Directed by Randall Wright

United Kingdom 2015 113 mins.

Drawing on a treasure-trove of photographs and home movies, Wright brings to life the celebrated career and life of one of the most charismatic, inquisitive, and exciting figures in contemporary art. From his early life in working-class Bradford, where his love for pictures was developed through his admiration for cinema, to his relocation to Hollywood where his life long struggle to escape labels (“queer,” “working class,” “figurative artist”) was finally overcome, Hockey has remained true to his roots. At 77, he works in his Los Angeles studio seven days a week, and as he talks about his art, friends and lovers, childhood, and sources of inspiration and dreams, his humorous vitality is undiminished.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: On Art and Artists

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