David Hockney - Simplified Faces State I

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Original Etching in colours, 1973, 3 copper plates, on Arches mould made paper, signed and dated  by the artist in pencil, “State 1” written in pencil, Publishers blindstamp below left: CROMMELYNCK IMPRIMEUR PARIS

Size: Plate 336 x 329 mm., Sheet 556 x 504 mm.

Edition:  30 (There were also 8 artists proofs)

Published by : Petersburg Press

Note: There were two states of this piece both of which were made in editions of 30 with 8 artists proofs. In some ways these works looked forward to the Blue Guitar series. The faces were something of a “Hommage to Picasso” having considerable similarity with that artists works.

Public Collections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.

References:  

David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 144

Scottish Arts Council Number 165

Public Collections: University of London, Senate House Library

Provenance: Private English Collection