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Joe McDonald, from: Friends by David Hockney

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Edition Size: 90

Sheet Size: 105.5 x 75.5 cm. cm


Condition: Good

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DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British)

Title: Joe McDonald, from Friends, 1976

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Lithograph on Wove Paper

Paper size: 105.5 x 75.5 cm. / 41.5 x 29.7 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in blue pencil by the artist “David Hockney” at the lower left corner. It is dated ‘76’ [1976] next to the signature. It is also hand numbered in blue pencil from the edition of 90, at the left of the signature. There were also 20 artists’ proofs. This work was printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles in 1977. The paper bears the blind stamp and ink stamp of the publisher. Another impression of this subject is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Provenance: Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, Australia Private Collection, Sydney, Australia.

Literature: 1. (1996). David Hockney: Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints 1954 – 1995. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art.

Reference: M.C.A.T. 164 2. David Hockney Prints 1954-77, Petersburg Press for the Midland Art Group and the Scottish Arts Council, 1979 Reference: Scottish Arts Council 175.

Condition: Good condition. An 80 mm. repaired tear in the centre of the left sheet. A 35 mm. repaired tear in the centre of the right sheet edge. Remnants of hinging, verso


The Artist

David Hockney

Born in Bradford England on the 9th July 1937 David Hockney was interested in art from a very early age, and was an admirer of Fragonard, Picasso and Matisse. The fifth of six children his parents encouraged his artistic experimentation. He went to the Bradford College of Art 1953-57. To fulfil his national service, he worked in hospitals as he was a conscientious objector to war. Then in 1959 he was accepted into the Royal College of Art, Graduate school in London.

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