David Hockney, ‘Joe with Green Window’, 1979, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Hockney" at the lower left margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil "8/54" next to the signature and dated "79" (1979).
This work was published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford, New York in a limited edition of 54 signed and numbered impressions. There were a further 16 artist's proofs.
It is stamped with the Tyler Graphics, Ltd. blindstamp.
Other impressions of this work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.

Provenance: Private American collection. Purchased in the 1980's.

Literature: K.E. Tyler, Tyler Graphics: Catalogue Raisonné, 1974–1985, Tyler Graphics, New York, 1987.
Reference: Tyler 261

Condition: Very good condition. Tape remains, verso.

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