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David Hockney iPad drawing untitled lilacs for sale

David Hockney - iPad drawing untitled, 329 [Lilacs], 2010, 8 colour inkjet print on cotton-fibre archival paper, paper size 56 x 43.18 cm, signed, numbered in pencil, edition 110/250




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03 david hockney celia smoking

David Hockney - Celia Smoking, limited edition lithograph, printed by Jim Webb at Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, Ed. 2370, inscribed and dated by the artist, 98.0 × 71.0 cm





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David Hockney - Celia smoking detailDavid Hockney - Celia smoking [detail]




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David Hockney - Celia smoking framed
David Hockney - Celia Smoking [Framed]




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David Hockney the blue guitar

David Hockney - The Blue Guitar - etching with aquatint in colours, 1976-77, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/200 (there were also 35 proofs), published by Petersburg Press, New York and London, the full sheet with deckle edges on all sides, 52.4 x 45.7 cm





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05 david hockney a picture of ourselves

David Hockney - A Picture of Ourselves - from: The Blue Guitar, etching with aquatint in colours, 1976-77 - on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/200 (there were also 35 proofs), published by Petersburg Press, New York and London, the full sheet with deckle edges on all sides, 52.4 x 45.7 cm 



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David Hockney Discord Merely Magnifies

David Hockney - Discord Merely Magnifies (from The Blue Guitar) - Etching and aquatint, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/ 200, 52.4 x 45.7 cm



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David Hockney - a moving still life

David Hockney - A Moving Still Life, (from The Blue Guitar) - Etching and aquatint, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/200, 52.4 x 45.7 cm




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David Hockney - buzzing of blue guitar

David Hockney - The Buzzing of the Blue Guitar, from The Blue Guitar - Etching in colours, Etching and Aquatint, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/ 200, Paper Size 52.4 x 45.7 cm





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David Hockney tick it tock it make it right

David Hockney - Tick It, Tock It, Turn it True  - from The Blue Guitar,Guitar) Etching and Aquatint,on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed in pencil, numbered 159/200 , Paper Size 52.4 x 45.7 cm




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Hockney - The Blue Guitar (and Picasso)

Hockney first encountered Picasso's work on a visit to London as an art student in 1954, and when an important Picasso show was mounted at the Tate in 1960, Hockney, then a student at the Royal Academy of Art, visited the exhibition eight times. Yet in spite of this early enthusiasm it was not until the 1970s that the first pictorial references to the Spanish master started to appear in his paintings and prints.

When Picasso died in 1973 Hockney was invited to contribute a print to the portfolio Homage to Picasso. Deciding to make an etching he went to the studio of Aldo Crommelynck, Picasso's master printer, in Paris. It was under Crommelynck's tutelage that Hockney learnt about the sugar lift aquatint, a method used extensively by Picasso, as well as colour etching techniques which he would use later in The Blue Guitar to great effect.

Having long intended to experiment with Cubism, it was the discovery in 1976 of a poem inspired by Picasso's painting The Old Guitarist (1930) by the American poet Wallace Stevens which would lead to Hockney's great early homage to the Spanish master's art, The Blue Guitar. 

'I read Wallace Steven's poem in the summer of 1976. The etchings themselves were not conceived as literal illustrations of the poem but as an interpretation of its themes in visual terms. Like the poem, they are about transformations within art as well as the relation between reality and the imagination, so these are pictures and different styles of representation juxtaposed and reflected and dissolved within the same frame.' (Artist's statement on dustjacket of the catalogue documenting the publication of The Blue Guitar portfolio of etchings, Petersburg Press, London and New York, 1977).

In The Blue Guitar Hockney began a dialogue with the language of cubism which would inform much of his work throughout the 1980's.

 

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