David Hockney, ‘Still Life with Book’, 1973, Christie's
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David Hockney

Still Life with Book, 1973

Lithograph in colours on Arjomari handmade paper
32 × 25 in
81.3 × 63.5 cm
Edition 26/88
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed, titled and dated in blue pencil, numbered 26/88 (there were also 19 artist's proofs), …

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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, ‘Still Life with Book’, 1973, Christie's
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Signed, titled and dated in blue pencil, numbered 26/88 (there were also 19 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamps and inkstamp verso, the full sheet, pale mount staining, otherwise in very good condition, framed.
Image 692 x 559 mm., Sheet 813 x 635 mm.

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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

Still Life with Book, 1973

Lithograph in colours on Arjomari handmade paper
32 × 25 in
81.3 × 63.5 cm
Edition 26/88
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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