DAVID HOCKNEY "BROOKE HOPPER" LITHOGRAPH, 1976
David Hockney (b.1937) is one of the most influential contributors to European Pop Art and one of the most valuable, versatile and distinctive British artists of the 20th century.
The artist came to prominence in the 1960’s with his depictions of quirky domestic scenes and queer relationships.
Hockney is a master of many art mediums, having worked with photography, collage, drawing, painting, set design, iPad art, and printmaking. His style has changed numerous times during his lengthy career, yet his work is always identifiable for a certain optimism and a je ne sais quoi joy
This 1976 portrait of American actress and writer Brooke (Hayward) Hopper is a paradigm of Hockney’s fascination with representing inspiring people and places of California. Hopper embodied the Old Hollywood era with a contemporary spin; she was a patron of the arts who embraced the innovation of the 1960’s Pop-art movement with open arms. Hockney created this work at Gemini G.E.L., the legendary Los Angeles printmaking studio.
This striking and elegant lithograph is a remarkable example of Hockney’s technical skills as a draftsman. The image is highly detailed and nuanced as he uses several techniques in shading and crosshatching. He expertly shows the delicate wisps of her hair, billowing fabric of her dress and dimension of the room where she sits.
David Hockney has exhibited internationally at prominent art institutions including the MoMA, the Royal Academy of Arts and the National Portrait Gallery.
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Signed and dated by the artist, lower right
From an edition of 92
38"H 28"W (sheet)
Minor wear to frame
Very good condition.
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