David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Hockney Paints the Stage’, 1983, Graves International Art

An original offset-lithograph exhibition poster by English artist David Hockney (1937-) titled "Hockney Paints the Stage". Published by the Walker Art Center in 1983. The image reproduced for this poster is Hockney's 1980 oil on canvas "Two Dancers, collection of Sir John Sainsbury. Text at bottom: Hockney Paints the Stage Walker Art Center 20 November 1983 to 22 January 1984. Upper right: © Walker Art Center. Sheet size: 27" x 39". Reference: Catalogue Raisonné: Hockney Posters by Brian Baggott: No. 78. Light wear to margins, minor foxing at bottom margin. Light wear associated with age. In overall very good condition. Rare.

Note: Not to be confused with thousands of inkjet reproductions on the market, the works we offer here are the original vintage exhibition posters, hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist for various exhibitions they participated in and fully documented in the artist's catalogue raisonne of authentic original posters.

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Walker Art Center

Reference: Catalogue Raisonné: Hockney Posters by Brian Baggott: No. 78

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