Tag Archives: 1961


Three Musicians, 1961

- Endel Köks



Yves Klein (French, 1928-1962), Anthropométrie “Le Buffle” (ANT 93), 1960-61. Pigment and resin on paper laid down on canvas, 178 x 280.4 cm.


Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Red Watch. 1961. Öl auf Leinwand.


Yves Klein- Gold Leaf on Panel (1961)


I’m in the Mood for Love
David Hockney

“Hockney duly tried his hand at abstraction, but found it too barren. He was at this moment in a phase of rapid self-discovery on both artistic and personal levels, coming to terms with his own sexuality, and at the same time searching for a style. His stylistic experimentation was fuelled by discussions with R.B. Kitaj, who was a student at the Royal College over the same period. Since figure-painting seemed ‘anti-modern’ Hockney began by including words in his paintings as a way of humanizing them, but these were soon joined by figures painted in a deliberately rough and rudimentary style which owed a great deal to Jean Dubuffet. Hockney’s ebullient personality soon made him well known, even outside the Royal College, and he made his first major impact as a painter with the Young Contemporaries Exhibition of January 1961. This show marked the public emergence of a new Pop movement in Britain, with Hockney (apparently) as one of its leaders.” – Edward Lucie-Smith


The Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March 1961
David Hockney