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."