A few years back, when David Hockney was opening his museum show, A Bigger Exhibition, at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, Juxtapoz had a chance to sit and listen to the legendary painter talk about his craft. It was one of the most inspiring talks we have ever heard from a painter, who literally just LOVES to paint. It’s his passion, his enduring love. So on his 81st birthday, which is today, July 9, we wanted to listen to Hockney talk some more… about painting. Here he is, with curator Edith Devaney in his Los Angeles studio, on the occasion of a Royal Academy exhibition 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life in 2016.