David Hockney, ‘The Glass Mountain; Old Rinkrank Threatens the Princess; Digging up Glass; and The Rescued Princess, plates 29, 30, 31 and 33 from Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’, 1969, Phillips

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All images: various sizes
Largest sheet: 62 x 45 cm (24 3/8 x 17 3/4 in.)

Signature: Each signed and numbered 26/100 in pencil on the front and inscribed 'Grimm Portfolio' in sepia ink on the reverse (there were also 15 artist's proofs and a total book edition of 460 copies), co-published by Petersburg Press, New York and Kasmin Gallery, London, one framed.

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 95-97, 99
Scottish Arts Council 98-100, 102

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