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David Hockney

A signed letter by David Hockney on his intention to create the Cavafy Etchings, 1965

Ink on Paper
9 2/5 × 7 1/2 in
24 × 19 cm
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Stamford
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Provenance
Mr & Mrs Clark’s
Stamford
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This unique letter was written by David Hockney in 1965 to John Mavrogorato, on Hockney's …

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This unique letter was written by David Hockney in 1965 to John Mavrogorato, on Hockney's letterhead at 17 Powis Terrace. In the letter Hockney explains he is planning to create a series of etchings based on Mr Mavrogordato's translations on the C. P. Cavafy poems.

Hockney is asking for permission because Mr …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Considering it's age its in very good condition, as the photo shows and due to it being a. letter it does have signs on handling.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by Hockney
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Included
Series
Cavafy
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
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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.

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About the work
Provenance
Mr & Mrs Clark’s
Stamford
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This unique letter was written by David Hockney in 1965 to John Mavrogorato, on Hockney's …

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This unique letter was written by David Hockney in 1965 to John Mavrogorato, on Hockney's letterhead at 17 Powis Terrace. In the letter Hockney explains he is planning to create a series of etchings based on Mr Mavrogordato's translations on the C. P. Cavafy poems.

Hockney is asking for permission because Mr …

Read more
Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Considering it's age its in very good condition, as the photo shows and due to it being a. letter it does have signs on handling.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed by Hockney
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Cavafy
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
Follow

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.

David Hockney

A signed letter by David Hockney on his intention to create the Cavafy Etchings, 1965

Ink on Paper
9 2/5 × 7 1/2 in
24 × 19 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
Stamford
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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