David Hockney, ‘Poster for Grey Art Gallery and Study Center’, 1980, David Lawrence Gallery
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David Hockney

Poster for Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, 1980

Offset Lithograph printed in colors on wove paper
27 3/4 × 19 1/2 in
70.5 × 49.5 cm
This work is a reproduction.
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Location
Beverly Hills
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About the work

“The poster can be a marvelous reproduction, better than anything in a book,” David Hockney wrote

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Posters
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Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Publisher
Grey Art Gallery
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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“The poster can be a marvelous reproduction, better than anything in a book,” David Hockney wrote in his 1993 autobiography. “And if you print them well and take the photographs of the paintings well, the posters are worth keeping, people might like them; they can pin them on a wall.” While many of Hockney’s posters …

Medium
Posters
Signature
Not signed, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Grey Art Gallery
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

Poster for Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, 1980

Offset Lithograph printed in colors on wove paper
27 3/4 × 19 1/2 in
70.5 × 49.5 cm
This work is a reproduction.
Contact For Price
Location
Beverly Hills
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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