David Hockney - Gregory, 1974

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Original Etching, 1974, in 3 colours: red, and two blues, two copper plates, worked in softground and hardground, on Inveresk, mould made paper, signed and dated by the artist in pencil,

Size: image: 27" x 21 1/4"; sheet: 35 1/2" x 27 3/4"

Edition: /75

Published by : Petersburg Press, London

Printed by: Maurice Payne, Kent Jones & Dany Levy, London

Note: This was part of a series of Lithographs Hockney made of his American and British friends. Hockney made many drawings and other prints of the same subject. In a candid moment, Hockney recently disclosed that despite a string of lovers, the love of his life was “maybe” Gregory Evans, his 62-year-old manager. Hockney and Evans had been lovers for about a decade through the 1970s but have now worked together for 40 years. Evans remains to this day a close friend of Hockney's with the artist including a portrait of Gregory in the 2017 David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life exhibition at the Royal Academy.

References:  

David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 157

The David Hockney Foundation: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1693

Scottish Arts Council number 169

Public Collections:

David Hockney Foundation: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1546

Provenance: Pace Prints, 32 East 57th Street, New York (Their label verso)

Condition: In good condition