Artist David Hockney has said that gay culture has become too conservative because men want to live “ordinary” lives by entering into civil partnerships and having children.
In an interview prior to the launch of a new exhibition of his work in London, England, Hockney was aghast at the suggestion that he might marry another man and lamented the decline of the Bohemian spirit.
The 77 year-old said he has stayed in contact with former lovers, except for those who have become boring.
San Francisco is apparently also boring now because of the lack of such figures as Harvey Milk.
On a slightly more positive note, Hockney opened up about his love life, saying that the love of his life was “maybe” Gregory Evans, his 62-year-old manager.
He also discussed how the death of one of his assistants in 2013 almost caused him to give up painting. Dominic Elliott died at Hockney’s house after taking a cocktail of drugs and alcohol and then drinking a household drain cleaner.