David Hockney, born 1937, is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Beautiful and sought after iPad drawing in colours printed on cotton-fibre archival paper.
Signed and dated 'David Hockney '10' (lower right), numbered '172/250' (lower left)
One of four images created for the Taschen production 'A Bigger Book' published in 2010.
An offset lithographic poster in colours, created for the exhibition 'Hockney Paints the Stage' at the Walker Art Centre, 20 November 1983 - 22 January 1984.
The poster reproduces Hockney's painting 'Ravel's Garden with Night Glow' of 1980 and has been boldly signed in red ink.
We have purchased the piece from the collection of American artist Patrick Eddington. It is referenced in: 'Off the Wall : Hockney Posters', Catalogue No. 114.
The upcoming major retrospective of Hockney's work due in the new year is sure to increase interest in the artists work.
David Hockney’s obsession with swimming pools began when he moved to Southern California in the 1960s. For the artist, California’s poolside culture was a new form of paradise, filled with the glistening chlorine waters and lounging socialites. Hockney’s utopian depictions of swimming pools often featured scenes of gay domestic life – this marked a sharp contrast to the artist’s experience in England when homosexuality was still illegal.
Why is this rare?
This is one of the posters from the 1972 Munich Olympics (Olympische Spiele Munchen 1972) and is part of the first ever artist-commissioned series. The subject of the iconic swimming pool further adds to its desirability. Not only this, but it is hand signed and annotated ‘proof’ outside the very small edition of 200.
A 'Proof' copy that has been hand signed, dated '70' and annotated 'proof'' by David Hockney at lower right in pencil, outside the limited edition of 200.
Literature: Baggott, Brian Hockney Posters London: Pavillion Books Ltd, (1987), p25. Baggott, Brian David Hockney: Poster Art San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995, p34
A truly stunning, rare and large, hand-signed poster of Salts Mill, Saltaire, near Bradford. Salts Mill, Bradford, is a former textile factory. In 1987, the mill was purchased by the late Jonathan Silver, who re-imagined it as a space of enterprise, art and culture. Silver established the 1853 Gallery – named after the year the mill opened – showing work by his friend and fellow Bradfordian, David Hockney. Today, it is hope to one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s art in the world.
Why is this rare?
Although not part of an edition, this poster is made at Salts Mill for
Salts Mill and is limited to the few that Hockney hand signed.
An authorised Hockney print, produced by Salts Mill, for Salts Mill. Printed in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England on 250gsm Novatech, gloss coated paper.
Salts Mill, Bradford, is home to one of the largest collections of David Hockney’s art in the world.