March 21, 2014
It’s surprisingly easy to overlook periods of work from artists with particularly long career spans, especially when the works that have been overlooked were not in alignment with what originally brought them the accolade that established their career. The world knows David Hockney for his LA pool scene paintings and his stalwart position amongst the pop-art community of the 1960s, however, he is also a life-long print maker.
‘Hockney, Printmaker’ exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery has been launched to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the artist’s first print, a self-portrait. The show focuses on two main print techniques – etching and lithography – and includes an array of different ‘series’ of experimentation.
The works on show make clear references to Hockneys art history knowledge as well as broader culture – as seen within a series depicting stories from Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The chronology of the prints show a clear development of styles, showing that each phase Cytotec no prescription of experimentation fed the next.
The show features the Weather series from 1973 – sun, rain, mist, lightning, snow & wind – all heavily influenced by one of Hockney’s trips to Japan.
The final room Cytotec cheap is an explosion of colour with prints and collages including two prints from 2009, one of which ‘Rain on the Studio Window’ 2009 is an early example of Hockney’s experiments with computer drawings and is a prelude to the artist’s renowned works of art created on his iPad.
The room also features the black and white ‘Big Celia’. Celia Birtwell is of course the life-long print collaborator of the – now deceased – fashion designer Ossie Clark and who is now a collaborator of the high-street brand Uniqlo.
Our favourite moment, aside from the art of course, was when we got talking to a sweet retired couple and the buy Accutane husband said he had bought an original Hockney print at a car boot sale in the 80′s for £5 – must be worth a fair bit now!
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