Tuesday, 6 November 2012

David Hockney

'What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing: you wouldn't be an artist if you didn't want to share an experience, a thought.'  David Hockney

Original hand signed and numbered lithograph on Japan Paper

 One of the most important and influential British artists of the twentieth century, David Hockney's work embodies the very essence of 60's Pop Art. His most recent retrospective, 'A Bigger Picture,' at the Royal Academy, showcased a major collection of 150 of Hockney's works spanning his three decades in the art world. Not only famous for his paintings, Hockney has worked with various different media, including photo collages, and most recently creating still life's and landscapes using his iPad.

Paper Size:  75.5 x 52.8 cm / 29.7 x 20.7 in

Image Size: 64 x 52 cm / 25.1 x 20.4 in

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Hockney" in the lower right margin.

It is hand numbered in pencil "XXX/XXXV" (30/35) next to the signature. It is also dated "71" (1971) in pencil. 

This lithograph was the third plate in the portfolio "Europ√§ische Graphik VII-Englische K√ľnstler" (European Graphic-English Artists) published by Edition Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer with co-operation of the editor Felix H. Man, Munich, 1971
It was printed by Stanley Jones at the Curwen Studios, London,  in a limited edition of 35 impressions on Japan paper and 65 on Arches paper. There were a further artists proofs of respectively 12 for the edition on Japan paper and 18 for the edition on Arches.David Hockney realised this print just after the Grimms illustrations. He, at the time, found that cross-hatching could add a textural variety to his lithographs, a in Lillies 1971, and in the black and white colour versions of Flowers made of paper and ink of the same year. (See illustrations in Hockney, Pleasures of the Senses)

Literature: David Hockney prints 1954-77,  Petersburg Press for the Midland Art Group And the Scottish Arts Council, 1979

Reference: Scottish Art Council 118

Condition: Very Good Condition.

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