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Pleading for the Child by David Hockney

Pleading for the Child by David Hockney

Clifton Gallery



Edition Size: Total edition is 400

Sheet Size: 31.1 x 45 cm


Condition: Excellent

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Pleading for the Child

By David Hockney

Etching from the Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm series. Published by Petersburg Press, this print is part of the unsigned edition. Hockney drew the etching plates during 1969 based on childhood stories which he described as simple and straightforward; that simplicity attracting him and appearing in the style of print that he created.

Measures 31.1 x 45 cm.

Unframed and stored flat.

David Hockney, born in 1937, is a prolific 20th-century British artist renowned for his diverse exploration of painting, printmaking, drawing, videography, and digital art. His iconic style, marked by warmth and vibrant colors, delves into still life, portraits, landscapes, and personal themes like sexuality. In 2018, his “Portrait of an Artist” set a record, selling for $90 million.



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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