David Hockney, ‘Snails Space: The Studio March 28th 1995’, 1995, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

David Hockney has created many original and printed works using a photocopier, the fax machine, TV screens and Apple and Mackintosh computers. He continues to explore the technological mediums of today and is currently experimenting with works using the iPad. In 1993 the three-dimensional looking colour laser printed photographs from this period were produced; ‘Painted Environment I’ ‘Painted Environment II’ ‘Painted Environment III’. These were mounted on archival board and signed by the artist. He also made Digital inkjet prints ‘The Studio March 16th 1995’ and ‘The Studio March 28th 1995’. The series of digital inkjet prints ‘Snails Space’ appeared in 1995; ‘First Detail. Snail Space March 25th 1995’, ‘Second Detail. Snail Space March 25th 1995’, ‘Third Detail. Snail Space March 25th 1995’, ‘Fourth Detail. Snail Space March 25th 1995’, ‘Fifth Detail. Snail Space March 25th 1995. All these works were successful experiments in different ways of reproducing imagery.

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Nash Editions, Los Angeles

David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue - reference 156
Scottish Arts Council “David Hockney Prints 1974/1977” Number 159

Christies, London

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