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Tick It, Tock It, Turn It True by David Hockney

Tick It, Tock It, Turn It True by David Hockney

Clifton Gallery

Etching and Aquatint


Edition Size: 200

Sheet Size: 52.5 x 46 cm


Condition: Excellent

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Tick It, Tock It, Turn It True

By David Hockney

Tick It, Tock It, Turn It True is an etching with aquatint from David Hockney’s popular The Blue Guitar series. Hockney was inspired to create this series after spending time with a printer that worked with Picasso – he was inspired by the Blue Guitar poem by Wallace Stevens.

This print shows a still life with the addition of a grid, an abstract figure possibly on a stage with a curtain that adds an intrigue and ambiguous element to this print, unlike some of his other Blue Guitar prints that have obvious nods to Picasso or the poem.

Printed in New York and published in London in 1976-77, this deckle edged print is signed and numbered from the edition of 200 prints in pencil by Hockney.

Measures 52.5 x 46 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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