DAVID HOCKNEY "THE OLDER RAPUNZEL" ETCHING, 1969
David Hockney is one of the defining contributors to European Pop Art and one of the most influential, versatile and distinctive British artists of the 20th century.
In 1969 he began one of his most ambitious printmaking pursuits: “Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm.”
Hockney read the complete collection of Grimm Brothers stories (numbering over two-hundred) and, feeling inspired by their madness and direct style, selected six for illustration: The Little Sea Hare, Fundevogel, The Boy who left Home to learn Fear, Old Rink Rank, Rumpelstilzchen, and Rapunzel.
Hockney dedicated three illustrations to Rapunzel, a story he described as “quite mad, when you think about it,” depicting the title character during infancy, adolescence, and as “The Older Rapunzel.”
Deviating from traditional representations of the character as a beautiful young teenager, Hockney’s “Older Rapunzel” depicts a more mature woman with her iconic long hair, dressed in black and holding a lily.A defining moment in Hockney’s printmaking oeuvre, this set of illustrations demonstrates a complexity and sophistication previously unseen in the artist’s etching techniques.
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31"H 26.5"W (Framed)
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