David Hockney, ‘Marguerites’, 1973, Christie's

Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 71/100, printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, published by Petersburg Press, London and New York, with the artist's copyright blindstamp, the full sheet, a deckle edge below, the colours exceptionally fresh, in very good condition, framed.
Plate 238 x 181 mm., Sheet 415 x 317 mm.

From the Catalogue:
This impression is a rare example with vibrant lilac petals, the artist's intended colour when the edition was first printed (see the proof impression offered in Hommage à Aldo Crommelynck, Sotheby’s, Paris, 25 February 2013, lot 74). With exposure to sunlight the original lilac ink faded quickly, and in almost all the impressions that appear on the market the petals look almost white. In the case of the present impression the owner was able - with the help of Waddington Gallery - to persuade Atelier Crommelynck to reprint the lilac from the original plate. This was indeed done in the mid-1970's and the colour has remained fresh in the ensuing years . The new lilac ink used has remained bright in the ensuing years.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Scottish Arts Council 157; Tokyo 141

With Waddington, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1973/4.

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