David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art
David Hockney, ‘Set for Parade’, 1980, Graves International Art

An original offset-lithograph exhibition poster by English artist David Hockney (1937-) titled "Set for Parade", 1980. Created by Hockney for a show held at Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York City in association with the Metropolitan Opera in 1980. It was part of a series of paintings and drawings of set designs and costumes for three 20th century French works (two operas and a ballet) that were performed at the Metropolitan Opera House under the embracing title ‘Parade’. The three names you can see are Erik Satie, Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc, the composers of the three works. The ballet, composed by Erik Satie, was first performed in 1917, when the scenery and costumes were designed by Pablo Picasso. Sheet size: 39" x 27". Limited edition: 750. Reference: Catalogue Raisonné: Hockney Posters by Brian Baggott: No. 93. Excellent condition. Rare.

Note: Not to be confused with thousands of inkjet reproductions on the market, the works we offer here are the original vintage exhibition posters, hand-made by or under the supervision of the artist for various exhibitions they participated in and fully documented in the artist's catalogue raisonne of authentic original posters.

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Publisher: Andre Emmerich Gallery

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