David Hockney - Gregory, 1974


Original Soft and Hard Ground 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: Height 35.8 in.; Width 27.6 in. / Height 91 cm.; Width 70 cm

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.


David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 157

Scottish Arts Council number 169

Provenance: Pace Prints, 32 East 57th Street, New York

Condition: In good condition