poetryEast with Martin Gayford on David Hockney

Martin Gayford is an art historian and art critic. He spent 250 hours sitting for Lucian Freud and wrote about the experience in Man with a Blue Scarf. He’s written two books with David Hockney, A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney and A History of Pictures: From Cave to Computer Screen. He has just released a book on sculpture, Shaping the World, with Antony Gormley. He’s also written a biography of Van Gough, The Yellow House and Michelangelo, Michelangelo: His Epic Life. Maitreyabandhu will be interviewing him about his life, his relationships with contemporary artists and the meaning and purpose of art.