I haven't made it to the David Hockney landscapes exhibition at the Royal Academy in London yet but all the talk around town about the show has reminded me about my favourite Hockney painting.
We two boys together clinging
In fact, this may be my favourite painting of all time. There's something about the pinky toned colour level that draws me in and then the instantly understandable naivety and yet the more you look the more detail you see. It has something of a childs painting about it showing emotion in a really simplistic but powerful way.
4.2 is code for Doll Boy which referred to Cliff Richard who Hockney had a crush on at the time.