David Hockney - Simplified Faces State I
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.
David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 144
Scottish Arts Council Number 165
Public Collections: University of London, Senate House Library
Provenance: Private English Collection