David Hockney, ‘Celia, Paris’, 1969, Offer Waterman

London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, David Hockney, Paintings, prints and drawings 1960–1970, British Council, 2 April – 3 May 1970, cat no.D32, illus b/w, p94, touring to;
Hannover, Kestener-Gesellschaft, 22 May – 21 June 1970
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 25 July – 29 August 1970
Belgrade, Muzej Sauremene Umetnosti, 18 September – 15 October 1970
Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst, English Artists, 4 May – 17 June 1973, cat no.8, touring to;
Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen, 1 July – 5 August 1973
Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, David Hockney, Paintings and Drawings, 11 October – 9 December 1974, cat no.74, illus b/w, p53
London, Knoedler Gallery, Kasmin’s Hockneys, 45 Drawings, July – August 1983, illus b/w, p26

Nikos Stangos (ed.), David Hockney by David Hockney, My Early Years, Thames and Hudson, London, 1976, cat no.254, p198
Nikos Stangos (ed.), Pictures by David Hockney, Thames and Hudson, London, 1979, illus colour, p82

Kasmin Ltd, London
Private 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