David Hockney, ‘Corbusier Chair and Rug’, 1969, Leviton Fine Art

David Hockney (b.1937, Great Britain.) Exhibition Poster, "David Hockney at Andre Emmerich. April 26 - May 15, 1969, 41 East 57 New York." Depicts a Corbusier Chair and Rug. Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 28 x 20 inches, with an image size of 25 x 20 inches. Unframed and ships free in U.S.

In addition to its great palette and decorative presence, the image is dense with interesting design and art history references. It was created during Hockney's most sought after and important creative period; when he decamped to California in the late 1960's and painted his cherished "Splash" paintings. Here Hockney is tipping his hat to another 20th century heavyweight, Swiss/French architect and designer, Charles-Édouard Le Corbusier. The exhibition location, the Andre Emmerich Gallery, is significant, as Mr. Emmerich was a major and influential art dealer in post-war New York.

Additional details: First edition: Exhibition Poster for David Hockney at Andre Emmerich, New York, 1969; reprinted by Petersburg Press, (London) 1981. Brian Baggott Catalogue of Hockney posters, ref. no. 22.

Known for his photo collages and paintings of Los Angeles swimming pools, David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. See: https://www.biography.com/people/david-hockney-9340738

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