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The portrait of the David Hockney’s mother featured on this vintage David Hockney poster is currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition David Hockney: Drawing from Life. This poster was created for the exhibition ‘Hockney’s Progress: Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Theatre Designs’, held at the Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield, 19 September – 26 October 1980. Hockney has been an avid portraitist throughout his career, drawing and painting subjects ranging from his mother and Celia Birtwell, to art dealer Larry Gagosian and artist John Baldessari. Here his life-long muse is painted in sepia ink, donning a fur hat and round-collared coat. Her twinkling eyes gaze tenderly at the artist. The affection shared between mother and son is evident in this thoughtful and tender portrait.
31.5 x 22.5 in. / 80 x 57 cm
This vintage poster was designed by the artist in our studio and comes directly from our Petersburg Press archive. It is not pre-owned.
Catalogue reference: Brian Baggott, Hockney Posters, Harmony Books, New York 1987, no. 80; Off the Wall: Hockney Posters No. 92.