by Nathalie Azoulai
He says he will work until he dies. Just like Matisse and like Picasso, let alone Monet . However blind, great masters never stop. Till the end, they try to capture what's in both their head and in the air, combining, trying new media, new strokes, new directions, like David Hockney tried the xerox or the iPad. To celebrate his 80 year old birthday, London, Paris and New York alternate with one another to showcase the British versatile artist's work. From figurative painting to pop art shots, Hockney keeps on being eclectic, decorative, narrative, expressionist, figurative with one steady common theme all along, a joyful hedonism.