Original Lithograph, 1976, on Arches Cover Mould made paper, worked on a stone with crayon, signed and dated by the artist in pencil, with publishers chop mark.
Size: Sheet size: 1054 x 749mm (41 ½ x 29½in)
Edition: /90. There were also 31 additional proofs,
Printed by: Anthony Zapeda in Los Angeles
Published by: Gemini G E L 1976
Note: This was part of a series of 21 Lithographs Hockney made of his American and British friends published in the Gemini G.E,L 1976 portfolio. Hockney made many drawings and other prints of the same subject. In a candid moment, the artist 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.
Literature: David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 165
David Hockney Foundation: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1580
Scottish Arts Council Catalogue Number 176
Public Collections: The David Hockney Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Condition: In good condition apart from two , barely noticeable, very small repaired tears left hand margin.
Category David Hockney (b.1937)