“The poster can be a marvelous reproduction, better than anything in a book,” David Hockney wrote in his 1993 autobiography. “And if you print them well and take the photographs of the paintings well, the posters are worth keeping, people might like them; they can pin them on a wall.” While many of Hockney’s posters …

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ArtWise
Brooklyn

A very rare and collectible poster by David Hockney part one of three billboards commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in 1981. Designed for "L'Enfant et les Sortileges", as performed at the Metropolitan Opera House. Reference #94 in Brian Baggot Hockney Posters catalogue raisonne.

Medium
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Metropolitan Opera New York City

A pioneer of the 1960s British movement, David Hockney is one of the most celebrated and prolific artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Endlessly versatile, he has produced acrylic paintings, photo collages, full-scale opera set designs, and digital works created on iPads. Hockney first gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings of gay love. He moved to California in 1964 and captured his new home in sensual, pastel-hued scenes of uninhibited queer men whose idyllic, sunny backdrops feature swimming pools, palm trees, and light, beautiful homes. Hockney has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, among many other institutions. On the secondary market, his work has sold for more than $90 million.

High auction record
US$90.3m, Christie's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-lifeGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
David HockneyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2016
David Hockney: CurrentNational Gallery of Victoria
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Harlequin from Parade, 1981

Silkscreen
84 × 41 in
213.4 × 104.1 cm
Edition of 1000
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Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
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“The poster can be a marvelous reproduction, better than anything in a book,” David Hockney wrote

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ArtWise
Brooklyn

A very rare and collectible poster by David Hockney part one of three billboards commissioned by …

Medium
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Metropolitan Opera New York City

A pioneer of the 1960s British movement, David Hockney is one of the most celebrated and prolific artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Endlessly versatile, he has produced acrylic paintings, photo collages, full-scale opera set designs, and digital works created on iPads. Hockney first gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings of gay love. He moved to California in 1964 and captured his new home in sensual, pastel-hued scenes of uninhibited queer men whose idyllic, sunny backdrops feature swimming pools, palm trees, and light, beautiful homes. Hockney has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, among many other institutions. On the secondary market, his work has sold for more than $90 million.

High auction record
US$90.3m, Christie's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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