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David Hockney

The Poet (Wallace Stevens), 1976-1977

Original etching and aquatint printed in five colors (blue, red, green, black, yellow) on white Inveresk mould-made paper.
18 1/8 × 20 3/4 in
46 × 52.7 cm
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San Francisco
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Print
Signature
Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right David Hockney.
Series
A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 200 (there were 37 additional proofs), numbered in pencil in the margin … Read more
Publisher
Petersburg, Press, London
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.

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About the work
Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right David Hockney.
Series
A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 200 (there were 37 additional proofs), numbered in pencil in the margin … Read more
Publisher
Petersburg, Press, London
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
Follow

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

The Poet (Wallace Stevens), 1976-1977

Original etching and aquatint printed in five colors (blue, red, green, black, yellow) on white Inveresk mould-made paper.
18 1/8 × 20 3/4 in
46 × 52.7 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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