Hockney painting of a woman in short dress, dancing near the words "cha cha cha."

365 Days of Art: March 24 – Hockney’s Crush Dances Cha-Cha; Inspires Painting

Hockney painting of a woman in short dress, dancing near the words "cha cha cha."
The Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Morning Hours, 24th March, 1961, by David Hockney, 1961

March 24, 1961

A classmate of David Hockney, knowing that Hockney had a crush on him, danced a special cha-cha for him at a party. This flirtation inspired the painting The Cha-Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March, 1961.

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