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David Hockney, ‘In Chiaroscuro’, 1976-1977, Gerrish Fine Art
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David Hockney

In Chiaroscuro, 1976-1977

Etching and Aquatint
17 4/5 × 20 1/2 in
45.3 × 52 cm
Edition 106/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
London, Monmouthshire
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Gerrish Fine Art
London, Monmouthshire

rinted on Inveresk mould-made paper. From the 'Blue Guitar' series of twenty etchings …

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Signed Lower Right , numbered lower left
Publisher
Petersburg Press
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, ‘In Chiaroscuro’, 1976-1977, Gerrish Fine Art
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rinted on Inveresk mould-made paper. From the 'Blue Guitar' series of twenty etchings printed by Jennifer Melby, New York, and published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200.

THE BLUE GUITAR ETCHINGS

The frontispiece to the portfolio clearly enunciates Hockney’s dual inspirations for his ‘Blue …

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed Lower Right , numbered lower left
Publisher
Petersburg Press
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

In Chiaroscuro, 1976-1977

Etching and Aquatint
17 4/5 × 20 1/2 in
45.3 × 52 cm
Edition 106/200
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
London, Monmouthshire
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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