HOCKNEY’S “A BIGGER EMPORIUM”
To celebrate the return of our exiled national treasure, David Hockney, the merchandise team at the Royal Academy and Hockney’s studio team have created a dazzling array of “especially commissioned and exclusive gifts” to coincide with his blockbuster show The Bigger Picture. The commodities available include t-shirts, posters, postcards, framed prints, coffee mugs, leather wallets, handlebags, embroidery, fridge magnets, mini exercise books, artist sketchbooks, birchwood trays, cufflinks (only £70!), key rings, jade necklaces, spring glass dishes, a set of magnetic bookmarks, an iPad cover (get it), the dvd, the exhibition catalogue, a bone china ashtray, and even a cigarette case with built in lighter, no doubt in recognition of the great man’s much publicised, love of a cigarette.
You can buy online here!
Here’s an article on Art Orbit by Vici MacDonald “David Hockney: bigger pictures, smaller splash.”