Home > David Hockney > Clifton Gallery > Special First Edition Hockney’s Alphabet
Special First Edition Hockney’s Alphabet by David Hockney

Special First Edition Hockney’s Alphabet by David Hockney

Clifton Gallery

Offset Lithograph


Edition Size: 250

Sheet Size: 35.5 x 25.5 cm


Condition: Excellent

Details — Click to read

Special First Edition Hockney’s Alphabet

By David Hockney

A rare, first edition, first impression, signed limited edition book containing twenty-six colour offset lithographs by David Hockney on individual pages, with title-page, text and justification page signed by David Hockney and the editor, Stephen Spender. The book is from the special edition aside the edition of 250. It has the original yellow buckram cover, the book spine with the artwork title in gilt, and grey slipcase.

The editor, Stephen Spender, approached writers for written contributions to the book which are paired with Hockney’s individual alphabet illustrations. Contributors are David Hockney, T.S. Eliot, Ian McEwan, Erica Jong, Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Joyce Carol Oates, Iris Murdoch, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, William Golding, Margaret Drabble, Susan Sontag, Anthony Burgess, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, John Updike, Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis, Patrick Fermor, V.S. Pritchett, Doris Lessing, Nigel Nicolson, Craig Raine, William Boyd, Paul Theroux and Douglas Adams.

Hardback book with 26 full-page drawings in colour by David Hockney, in its slipcase.

Published by Faber and Faber for the AIDS Crisis Trust, London.


From the special edition aside the edition of 250.

35.5 x 25.5 cm.

Signed in ink by David Hockney and Stephen Spender.



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.

Read more

More David Hockney prints at Clifton Gallery

See More

More David Hockney prints

View Artist

More prints at Clifton Gallery

View Gallery

Related Artists