DAVID HOCKNEY "MY PARENTS" PHOTO, 1976
Caviar20 is pleased to be offering another example of one of David Hockney's photographs from his famed 1976 portfolio.
David Hockney (b. 1937) had an interesting relationship with photography- both using it as a tool in preparation for painting and simultaneously subverting and pushing the boundaries of the medium.
Most notably, from the '70s until the early '80s Hockney experimented and produced a wide body of photo-based work including his highly innovative photo-collages, called "Joiners".
This work is from the famed portfolio "Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976". The couple in this photograph is Hockney's parents, one of his favorite subjects to paint or photograph. In this image, we are presented with a more playful side of his parents as his father turns the camera's eye (and artist's hand) on his son while his mother looks on with a smile. It's a peaceful and poignant image with layers of meaning, immortalizing his father who passed away a couple of years after it was taken.
This photo recalls some of Hockney's most iconic and renowned paintings featuring his parents. We often assume that figurative painters (only) paint from photographs. That photos are a crutch or a necessity for successful canvases.
Here the preparatory material becomes a work in its own right... and a testament to Hockney's genius and two of his biggest muses.
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"My Parents", 1976
Signed and numbered by the artist
From an edition of 80
8"H 10.5"W (work)
Very good condition
Additional images available on request.
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