David Hockney, ‘Rumpelstiltskin’, 1962, ArtWise

Signed, Dated and Labeled an "A.P." (Artist's Proof) in pencil by Hockney. Although not numbered, this is one of only 10 artist's proofs. Etching and aquatint on Crisbrook handmade paper. Printed by Peter Mathews at the Royal Academy of Art, London. Ref: S.A.C. 15; Tokyo 31. The print is currently framed in a beveled silver wood frame with a .5 inch face profile and 1 inch side profile with plexiglass. Please note: Because the print is framed, additional shipping and handling fees will apply.

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