Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hockney by Silver

Glimpsed through a doorway in Salt's Diner, the restaurant at the heart of Salts Mill, this series of photographs of the artist David Hockney remind us of his connection to this area and to Salts Mill. I think they were most probably taken by his friend Jonathan Silver. Jonathan was the 'saviour' of Salts Mill, rescuing it from dereliction in the 1980s and setting it up once again as the vibrant heart of this small community of Saltaire, albeit in a very different form from its origins as a textile mill. I have written before of his friendship with David Hockney, which led to Salts Mill becoming the home to a large collection of David Hockney's art.

2 comments:

  1. Nice shot. Thank goodness Salts Mill was saved, and thank goodness it has been put to such a creative use.

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  2. I'm glad it was saved! That is a nice series of shots. I also like the colorful chairs!

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