David Hockney, ‘Kaisarion and all His Beauty’, 1961, Peter Harrington Gallery
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David Hockney

Kaisarion and all His Beauty, 1961

Zinc plate etching with aquatint printed in black and red on J Whatman paper
27 2/5 × 19 2/5 in
69.5 × 49.3 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
£20,000
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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London

Edition of approximately 50. Signed and dated lower right in pencil by Hockney. Hockney based some …

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Print
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Royal College of Art
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.

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Peter Harrington Gallery
London

Edition of approximately 50. Signed and dated lower right in pencil by Hockney. Hockney based some of his early prints on literary characters and Constantine Cavafy’s poem Alexandrian King is the source of this image. Kaisarion was the son of Julius Caeser and Cleopatra.

Medium
Print
Publisher
Royal College of Art
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

Kaisarion and all His Beauty, 1961

Zinc plate etching with aquatint printed in black and red on J Whatman paper
27 2/5 × 19 2/5 in
69.5 × 49.3 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
£20,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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