David Hockney Interview: Joie de Vivre Keeps You Going

In this interview, 74-year old David Hockney defends smoking and talks about how important the joy of life is to your health and your creativity as an artist.

British artist David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most important contemporary artists living today. In this video he talks about how losing his hearing makes him see space clearer, about experiencing space in New York, and about Claude Monet being a smoker all his life, setting yourself major tasks at an advanced age and doing fine as a smoker. How ‘joie de vivre’ keeps you vital.

David Hockney was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, March 2011 in connection to the ’Me Draw On Ipad’ exhibition.

Produced by: Martin Kogi and Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Supported by Nordea-fonden