A 140-page, hardbound, full-color catalogue, with a foreword by Peter Goulds and an essay by Lawrence Weschler, has been published by L.A. Louver together with David Hockney, on the occasion of this exhibition.
In 2002, following the publication
of his book Secret Knowledge, in which he explored the
use of optical projections in Western art from the time
of Byzantium to Cézanne, David Hockney moved away
from the camera and back towards the hand. In so doing,
Hockney chose to paint in watercolour, a medium that
he had rarely used previously. The watercolours in Hand
Eye Heart are the result of Hockney’s extended
visits to East Yorkshire during late 2003 and 2004. This
landscape first engaged the artist’s imagination
as a teenager when he worked the fields, stooking corn.
Pagel, David. "Rustic rides
with David Hockney."