David Hockney, ‘Pool made with paper and blue ink for book’, 1980, Christie's

Signed, dated and numbered 300/1000 in pencil, published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, with their blindstamp, the full sheet, the colours strong, pale time staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed, complete with the book Paper Pools, in the original card slipcase, both stamp-numbered 300, the book signed in red ink on the justification
Image 260 x 219 mm., Sheet 266 x 228 mm.

Please note that the print, book and slipcase are consistently numbered 300 (not as stated in the printed catalogue).

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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