David Hockney - Matelot Kevin Druez 2


Inkjet printed computer drawing on paper , 5 March/6 March 2009, signed by the artist in pencil

Size: 140 x 95 cms - Framed size: 110 x 160 cms.

Note: David Hockney

Edition: 30

Published by: The artist himself

Condition: In very good condition

Note: This depicts a sailor smoking a cigarette while gazing provocatively into the observer. This particular representation is most probably affiliated with the queer Imaginarium in which a uniform fetish takes an important place. The sailor is not just a random figure bored to death; rather, he symbolises the sex appeal, a desire that had to be disguised and hidden for a long time.

Literature:  Annely Juda Fine Art “Drawing in a printing Machine” Exhibition catalogue 2009, Illustrated David Hockney Foundation: https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1043

Provenance: Gallerie Lelong, Paris. Their label verso