Hockney himself is now almost completely deaf. Recent self-portraits show his face to be uncharacteristically glum, and in each an ear has been omitted. The prints are being sold for pounds 10; anyone interested in buying one should contact Heather Shute on 01993 831909 (evenings).Reuse content
David Hockney, the artist who confesses to being mad about dogs, has donated a famous print of his canine best friends Stanley and Boodgie to a charity for deafness. Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, which trains dogs to alert a deaf person by touch and to guide them to a sound, contacted Hockney last year asking for his support, and he gave the charity permission to print 1,000 copies of the dachshund sketch.