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Hockney Snipes at Hirst, Says Bring Back Boozing: Martin Gayford

Artists are useful to society, David Hockney suggested to me last year, because they are natural intellectual rebels.

“That’s why you need lots of artists, and all kinds of artists,” he said over lunch at his house in Bridlington. “They don’t all have to be painters. Artists look at life from another angle. People who can see things at a slightly different angle, don’t we need that?”