David Hockney Unveils “A Bigger Book,” a Massive 500-page Visual Autobiography

English artist David Hockney, took to Frankfurt Book Fair in front of a packed audience, to unveil his ginormous 500-page visual autobiography, titled A Bigger Book.

Hockney appeared as the keynote speaker at the opening press conference of the event, and got to give the crowd a first look at the book, which was described as “the perfect showcase for his vibrantly-colored, brilliantly perceptive works”. Hockney presented some of his famed iPad drawings, describing his process, technique, and his unremitting curiosity towards art in new media.

“People use the iPad for different things,” he told the crowd, “My mother would have loved it for the crossword. I use it for drawing. The variety of colors and possibilities is endless”

The 500-page, “SUMO-sized” A Bigger Book is signed by David Hockney himself, and conceived as his definitive visual autobiography, spanning his complete career from his teenage days at the Bradford School of Art right through to recent series of portraits, iPad drawings, and landscapes.

The book is presented with a Marc Newson-designed bookstand in red, yellow, and blue, and is limited to 10,000 signed copies, including a Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–10,000) and four Art Editions of 250 copies each, complete with an exclusive ink-jet print of one of Hockney’s iPad drawings.

Hit the play button below to watch Hockney’s presentation and take a sneak peak at the book, then proceed to Taschen’s online store for purchase at £1,750 GBP.