1970, Notting Hill: David Hockney painted this wedding portrait of fashion designer, Ossie Clark, and his fabric designer wife, Celia Birtwell. Hockney was a good friend of Ossie Clark and was his best man in the wedding. The paintings subject, symbolism and composition harks back to Van Eyck’s “Arnolfini Marriage.” Ossie was a bisexual who had affairs until their divorce in 1974. Hockney depicted the couple as two entirely independent beings: Celia stands erect, possibly being depicted as the dominate in their relationship. Countering her, Ossie sits casually, relaxed in a chair, shoes off and informally dressed. The cat on his lap is meant to symbolize envy and infidelity.