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"Blue Guitar Portfolio: I Say They Are 1977" by David Hockney - Reduced $4,900
Blue Guitar Portfolio: I Say They Are 1977 Limited Edition Print by David Hockney
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David Hockney

"Blue Guitar Portfolio: I Say They Are 1977"

1977
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Hand Signed : Signed By the Artist in Pencil, Stamped With the Title Lower Centre Verso.
Condition : Excellent
Purchased from : Dealer
Provenance / History : American Art Dealer
Story / Additional Info : Reference: Tokyo Catalogue Raisonee 193
Scottish Arts Council: SCAC 214. Published by: Petersburg Press, 1977
Note: The source for the sculpture, top left, is Gonzalez This work is plate number 16 from the Blue Guitar Portfolio which consisted of 20 etchings.
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
LID : 134594
David Hockney - United Kingdom

David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He is perhaps best known for his serial paintings of swimming pools, portraits of friends, and verdant landscapes. The artist’s oeuvre ranges from collaged photography and opera posters, to Cubist-inspired abstractions and plein-air paintings of the English countryside. Often returning to a certain motif again and again, he probes the manifold ways one can see an image or a space. Hockney’s exploration of photography’s effect on painting and everyday life is evinced in his hallmark work A Bigger Splash (1967). “In art, new ways of seeing mean new ways of feeling; you can't divorce the two, as, we are now aware, you cannot have time without space and space without time,” he has explained. Born on July 9, 1937 in Bradford, United Kingdom, Hockney attended the Royal College of Art in London alongside R.B. Kitaj. At school, he studied under both Francis Bacon and Peter Blake, but also credits Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse for influencing his distinctive and varied style. In 1963, the artist traveled to Southern California for the first time and fell in love with the bright sunshine and easygoing lifestyle. Since then, he has alternated living and working between Yorkshire, United Kingdom, and Los Angeles, CA. In 2017, the artist was the subject of a comprehensive retrospective which opened to critical acclaim at the Tate Gallery in London. Hockney’s works are presently held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Listings wanted.

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