DAVID HOCKNEY "LA CHAISE" 1973

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David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century and is arguably the most important European contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s.

We often assume that figurative painters only paint from photographs. That photos are a crutch or a necessity for successful canvases.

Hockney had an interesting relationship with photography- both using it as a tool and simultaneously subverting and stretching the medium. 

Most notably, from the 70's until the early 80's Hockney experimented and produced a wide body of photo-based work including his highly innovative photo-collages, called "Joiners".

In this work, which is from the portfolio: Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976 Hockney is directly playing with the expectations of painter and photographer.

Here, Hockney shows that he paints en-plein-air and the photographic record of his painting process becomes a work in its own right. 

This is "meta" about a decade before the concept existed.

(We'll admit that we also have a soft spot for any artist that enjoys depicting furniture in their works)

Click here to see another great example of Hockney depicting furniture.

Additional images available on request. 

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Signed and numbered 80/80 by the artist 

Chromogenic print

8"H 10.5"W 

15" 17"W (Framed)

Very good condition.

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