David Hockney - Celia


Original Etching in black, 1969, J. Green paper, with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil, with publishers blond stamp below left.

Size: I. 68.4 x 54.3 cm (26 7/8 x 21 3/8 in.) S. 89.5 x 69.7 cm (35 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.)

Edition: 75 (there were also 16 artist's proofs)

Published by:  Petersburg Press, London and New York, 1970

Note: Celia Birtwell. Birtwell was a textile designer and the wife of Ossie Clark, an established fashion designer in London during the 1960s and 1970s. Hockney is quoted as saying, “Celia is one of the few girls I know really well. I don’t bother getting the likeness in her face because I know it so well. She has many faces and I think if you looked through all the drawings I’ve done of her, you’d see that they don’t look alike.” This work and others like it, are a symbol of friendship at its finest, one that has lasted over half a century, and continues to this day.


David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 106

Scottish Arts Council 109

Condition: In very good condition