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Untitled, 1961

Ink on paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
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D
Doyle

Condition: The sheet is lightly toned with handling marks throughout. A 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch stain at …

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Condition: The sheet is lightly toned with handling marks throughout. A 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch stain at upper left edge. 1/8 inch stains st center and at lower right. The sheet is pulled from a spiral drawing pad. Full sheet visible in frame.

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Initialed DH and dated '61 (lr)
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
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D
Doyle

Condition: The sheet is lightly toned with handling marks throughout. A 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch stain at …

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Condition: The sheet is lightly toned with handling marks throughout. A 1 1/2 x 3/4 inch stain at upper left edge. 1/8 inch stains st center and at lower right. The sheet is pulled from a spiral drawing pad. Full sheet visible in frame.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Initialed DH and dated '61 (lr)
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.

Untitled, 1961

Ink on paper
14 × 11 in
35.6 × 27.9 cm
Bidding closed
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