David Hockney, ‘City of London (Hand Signed)’, 1982, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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David Hockney

City of London (Hand Signed), 1982

Offset lithograph poster. Hand signed by David Hockney. unframed
37 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
95.3 × 72.4 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This terrific David Hockney offset lithograph poster was created on the occasion of his exhibition …

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Hand signed by David Hockney on the lower right recto (front).
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Petersburg Press, England
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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This terrific David Hockney offset lithograph poster was created on the occasion of his exhibition at the Barbican Centre for the Arts in London in March 1982. The poster features details from Hockney's original 1980 work titled "Cubistic Bar". Hand signed by the artist on the lower right recto …

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Hand signed by David Hockney on the lower right recto (front).
Publisher
Petersburg Press, England
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.

David Hockney

City of London (Hand Signed), 1982

Offset lithograph poster. Hand signed by David Hockney. unframed
37 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
95.3 × 72.4 cm
.
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