David Hockney, ‘One of a Kind Piece of History: Los Angeles Music Center Opera: Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Opera Poster (hand signed by David Hockney as well as 40 world class musicians including Zubin Mehta, Jeannine Altmeyer, and William Johns)’, 1987, Alpha 137 Gallery

This one-of-a-kind offset lithograph poster, made by the famous English artist, David Hockney, is, exceptionally, hand signed by Hockney as well as 30+ other cast members.
This work has incredibly provenance -- and is a once in a lifetime piece! Great provenance: Estate of Christopher Thomas (stage director of the Tristan und Isolde play)

Signature: The signatures on the poster include David Hockney, the set designer, who has signed the poster in the middle, Jonathan Miller, famous British director who has signed the poster above and to the left of Hockney’s in blue ink (the only signature that is not signed in gold ink), Zubin Mehta, the conductor who has signed the poster above the clasping hands, the seven leading singers (Jeannine Altmeyer who played Isolde, William Johns who played Tristan, Florence Quivar who played Brangane, Roger Roloff who played Kurwenal, Elliot Palay who played Melot, Jonathan Mack who played the Sailor and Sheperd, and Peter Van Derick who played the Helmsman) and 30 others who include members of the chorus, non singing actors, orchestra members, and crew who worked on the play. 

Estate of Christopher Thomas (stage director of the Tristan und Isolde play)

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