From Berlin to Santa Monica Isherwood's Legacy Lives on in Don Bachardy

In 1968, David Hockney completed a portrait of one of the 20th century's most vibrant pairings: author Christopher Isherwood and artist Don Bachardy. The gay couple opened their home, where the painter still lives today, to Hollywood's luminaries.
Photo Gallery: Bachardy's Portraits
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Photo Gallery: Bachardy's Portraits

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A portrait of Isherwood dating from around 1950: The English writer's relationship with painter Don Bachardy in part inspired "A Single Man," widely considered to be his most important novel.

A portrait of Isherwood dating from around 1950: The English writer's relationship with painter Don Bachardy in part inspired "A Single Man," widely considered to be his most important novel.

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