Christopher Simon Sykes.
London. Century. 2011; 2014. First editions, first printings. Both volumes signed by Christopher Simon Sykes on the title-page. 2 volumes, white boards, dust jackets. xx, 363; xviii, 430 pages. Black-and-white text illustrations and several hors-texte colour plates. 245 x 185mm (9¾ x 7¼"). 2.5kg. 9781846057083. English. Near fine; A Pilgrim's Progress has very slight shelf wear, light knock at head of spine and to rear upper forecorner; A Rake's Progress is fine.
A signed set of the authorised biography of David Hockney. Simon Sykes was granted exclusive access to Hockney's paintings, archives, notebooks and diaries. He also interviewed friends, family and Hockney himself. The two volumes cover Hockney's upbringing, his varied artistic career and the glamourous milieu he has been part of.