David Hockney, ‘Rapunzel Growing in the Garden; The Enchantress in her Garden; and The Enchantress with the Baby Rapunzel, plates 12, 13 and 14 from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969, Phillips

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All images: various sizes
One sheet: 61.5 x 45.5 cm (24 1/4 x 17 7/8 in.)
Two sheets: approx. 44.5 x 40.5 cm (17 1/2 x 15 7/8 in.)

Signature: Each signed and numbered 26/100 in pencil on the front and inscribed 'Grimm Portfolio' in sepia ink on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs and a total book edition of 460 copies), co-published by Petersburg Press, New York and Kasmin Gallery, London, all unframed.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 78-80
Scottish Arts Council 81-83

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