David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's
David Hockney, ‘Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969-70, Christie's

Watermark DH:PP, with title, text and justification, with the suite of six loose plates, signed and numbered 13/100 on the justification, Edition D (there were also one hundred copies, 15 artist's proofs and 5 dedicated proofs of the editions A, B & C with different suites, and the portfolio edition of one hundred with a suite of all plates), published by Petersburg Press, London, 1970, the full sheets, with deckle edges, bound (as issued), the separate suite of six plates loose (as issued), each signed in pencil recto, inscribed Grimm, D and numbered 13 in pen and sepia ink verso, the full sheets, with deckle edges, in very good condition, within the original blue calf boards and slipcase (portfolio)
Sheets 442 x 308 mm., Portfolio 477 x 323 X 45 mm.

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Scottish Arts Council 70-108; Tokyo 67-105

A gift from the artist to a family member.

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