David Hockney, ‘A BOUNCE FOR BRADFORD (Signed Twice and Dedicated to Charles Cowles)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
David Hockney, ‘A BOUNCE FOR BRADFORD (Signed Twice and Dedicated to Charles Cowles)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
David Hockney, ‘A BOUNCE FOR BRADFORD (Signed Twice and Dedicated to Charles Cowles)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery
David Hockney, ‘A BOUNCE FOR BRADFORD (Signed Twice and Dedicated to Charles Cowles)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

This work is a popular limited edition lithograph on newsprint that Hockney creative using innovative digital printing methods to raise money for the town of Bradford. What makes it especially valuable and historic is that signed the work twice and personally dedicated it to the famed dealer Charles Cowles, as well as his friend Joe. Hockney inscribed the work with the word LOVE and drew lines around the word to emphasize it ! The work is unframed, but is accompanied by the original Charles Cowles Gallery label.

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Signature: Signed and inscribed twice, with a remarked Love, by the artist on the recto (front). With Charles Cowles gallery label.

Jan Cowles Collection

About David Hockney

A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockney gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. In We Two Boys Clinging Together (1961), red-painted couples embrace one other while floating amidst fragments from a Walt Whitman poem. After moving to California at the end of 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of the sensual and uninhibited life of athletic young men, depicting swimming pools, palm trees, and perpetual sunshine. Experimenting with photography in the mid-1970s, Hockney went on to create his famous photocollages with Polaroids and snapshot prints arranged in a grid formation, pushing the two-dimensionality of photography to the limit, fragmenting the monocular vision of the camera and activating the viewer in the process. A versatile artist, Hockney has produced work in almost every medium—including full-scale opera set designs, prints, and drawings using cutting-edge technology such as fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and even iPhones and iPads.

British, b. 1937, Bradford, United Kingdom, based in Yorkshire, United Kingdom