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Midland Group 1979 by David Hockney

Petersburg Press

Offset Lithograph


Edition Size: Limited run

Sheet Size: 38 x 27 inches


Condition: Good

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Original exhibition poster printed on the occasion of David Hockney’s 1979-1980 touring exhibition, David Hockney prints 1954-1977, organized by Petersburg Press and the Scottish Arts Council, at the Midland Group, Nottingham, and Scottish Arts Council, Edinburgh. The Midland Group was a forum of progressive and experimental visual artists based in Nottingham from its founding in 1943 to its closure in 1987.

This poster duplicates Hockney’s original lithograph Sun, 1973, from his Weather Series. Against a backdrop of blue shutter doors, a potted plants bathes in light with leaves upturned, casting a long, purple shadow. Are the golden rays of Bernini’s Ecstacy of Saint Teresa too dramatic a comparison for this tranquil scene?

Text reads: “Touring Exhibition January 1979-March 1980. David Hockney prints 1954-1977, Midland Group, 24-32 Carlton St, Nottingham, Scottish Arts Council, Charlotte Sq. Edinburgh”

Ink smudge upper right corner with slight effacement of paper, small mark over text, as photographed.


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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