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A deeper Splash: the artist painting the pool cleaners David Hockney forgot

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

As Hockney's cool pool dive goes for £23m, we meet Ramiro Gomez, the Mexican-American putting labourers, security guards, removal men and more back into the picture D avid Hockney 's “splash” paintings are still making waves. A medium-sized canvas from the 1967 series, showing the aftermath of a dive into the clear blue waters of a California pool, just sold at auction for £23m. In the half-century since it was painted, the work has become synonymous with a languid LA lifestyle, from the glass-fronted house beyond the pool to the two perfect palm trees reaching into a sky empty of...
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