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David Hockney Sumo

A Bigger Book is David Hockney RA's "definitive visual autobiography". This epic technicolour tome is a Tashen SUMO signed limited edition of 9000 documenting Hockney's entire career, from 1953 to 2016.

He has spent over 60 years questioning "How do we see and how do I depict that?" to iconic effect. “I don’t tend to live in the past,” he comments, “Working on this book, I see quite how much I have done... I know the book is going to last 100 years, at least.”

Due to the size and weight of this SUMO book, there is an additional delivery charge below on the dropdown. International delivery can be arranged, please get in touch with our online shop team who will be able to provide quotes and delivery options at [email protected]

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Dimensions 105 x 22 x 70cm
Fabric & material Hardback
No. of Pages 498
No. of Illustrations Over 450
SKU 02085226

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Service Update (updated 19 March 2020)

We want to make sure your order reaches you as safely as possible. Therefore, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, all orders will be dispatched once the RA has reopened. We will be in touch once the RA has reopened and once your order has been dispatched. 

During this period our Returns Policy will be extended. For any order queries, please Contact Us

Free UK delivery on orders £50 and over

International delivery is based on weight and delivery country, and will be calculated at Checkout

Our small team are working as quickly and safely as possible to prepare and send online orders.

Please expect delays to our service and thanks in advance for your patience. For more information on delivery times and terms, please click here.

Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. We have temporarily stopped shipping to EEA countries. The RA is temporarily closed, collection is not available at this time.

Updated 19 May 2020

We are delivering! Enjoy free shipping on orders above £50. £5.95 P&P for orders below £50. International delivery will be calculated at Checkout. The Royal Academy is temporarily closed, Collection is not available at this time.

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Product story

The A Bigger Book monograph takes you from Hockney's student days at Bradford School of Art through London in the Swinging Sixties, to sun-saturated California cool in the 70s then his recent portraits, iPad drawings and Yorkshire landscapes, as featured in the 2012 blockbuster exhibition at the Royal Academy A Bigger Picture.

The book includes key works such as A Bigger Grand Canyon, Bigger Trees near Warter, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy and A Bigger Splash.

This SUMO limited collector's edition of 9000 copies which have been individually hand signed by David Hockney. It has 498 full colour pages and 13 fold-outs, and comes with an adjustable bookstand in bold primary colours designed by Marc Newson and an illustrated 680 page chronology book.

Experience the making of A Bigger Book: