The perfect gift for Hockney fans and dog lovers everywhere, now available in paperback: an affectionate album devoted to two of his closest companions ‘These two dear little creatures are my friends. They are intelligent, loving, comical, and often bored. They watch me work; I notice the warm shapes they make together, their sadness and their delights’ David Hockney David Hockney’s subject matter has often featured his everyday surroundings and friends, among them his companions Stanley and Boodgie. Born from sharp observation, and affection, the delightful bravura paintings featured on these pages are not only a tribute to two dogs whose tranquil lives, like most, are dominated by food and love, but are also masterful painterly depictions. A text by the artist himself gives a behind the- scenes glimpse of how to work with models who don’t necessarily want to sit still. Hockney has provided additional drawings made specially on the page, and has been largely involved in the layout of the book, creating a charming and unified whole.