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

The Cha Cha That Was Danced in the Early Hours of 24th March, 1961, by David Hockney, 1961, 60 x 68 1/2 in., oil on canvas

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.