David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions
David Hockney, ‘The Blue Guitar (seven works)’, 1976-77, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Three works are dry mounted to board and framed to 20 x 22-3/4 inches; minor to moderate foxing to three works; one indention approximately 1-1/2 inches to the margin of one; minor discoloration along the margins to most; one work with residual tape on verso from previous mouting; one approximate 2-1/2 inch scratch the the lower edge of one. Titles include: The Old Guitarist; Franco American Mail; Made in April; I Say They Are; On it may stay his eye; Serenda; What is this Picasso.

Signature: Each is signed and numbered in the lower margin

Publisher: Published by Petersburg Press, New York

Scottish Arts Council, 200; 203; 209; 214; 215; 217; 217

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