Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the artist’s first print this show celebrates David Hockney’s long and fruitful career as a printmaker. Over 100 carefully chosen works give a highly instructive and entertaining overview of the artist’s graphic career and reveal the thought and technical expertise that underlies the artist’s extensive print oeuvre.
Concentrating on Hockney’s two main print techniques – etching and lithography – the show includes well known works such as A Rake’s Progress, 1961-63 and Illustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, 1969 alongside portraits of some of Hockney’s famous sitters and friends. Later works will include a selection of ‘homemade prints’ which Hockney devised in the early 1990susing photocopiers plus examples of ‘computer drawings’ such as Rain on the Studio Window, 2009- a prelude to the artist’s renowned iPad works.
The exhibition is curated by Richard Lloyd, Head of Prints & Multiples, Christies, New York.