David Hockney - The Restaurateur


Original Etching and aquatint, 1972, on Crisbrook handmade paper, Signed, numbered, dated, and inscribed in pencil “Peter at Odins” along upper edge, with artist's copyright stamp

Size: 16-1/2 x 13-1/4 inches (41.9 x 33.7 cm) (sheet); Framed Dimensions 22.5 X 19.5 Inches

Note: This is a portrait of Peter Langan, famed British restaurateur and art collector who owned Odin's restaurant in London. Odin's, which is no longer open, was a popular meeting place for celebrities and artists such as David Hockney, who were known to exchange artwork for meals. Hockney completed various illustrations surrounding Odin's - some for menus - and this etching was the prototype for one menu cover. In addition to Odin's, Langan and actor Michael Caine opened the successful Langan's Brasserie in the Mayfair district of London.

Edition:  80 (There we’re also 24 proofs)

Published by: Petersburg Press, London and New York


David Hockney Prints - Tokyo Museum Catalogue 120

Scottish Arts Council Number 128

Provenance: Labels verso:

Brooke Alexander Inc, 20 W 57th Street, New York

John A Torson: 340 East 63rd Street, New York - stock number #4876