David Hockney - Two Pembroke Studio Chairs


Original Lithograph in 4 colours, 1984, on HMP handmade paper (framed). Signed, dated (1984) , with publishers blindstamp below right.

Edition: Artists proof numbered /XVIII. (there was also a signed and numbered edition of 98 proofs)

Published by: Tyler Graphics

Public Collections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo

Tate Gallery, London, presented by the artist in 1993, Reference P20103 https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hockney-two-pembroke-studio-chairs-p20103

David Hockney Foundation: https://thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1670

Note: This was part of the “Moving Focus” series which was a portfolio of 26 Lithographs - sometimes combined with etching, screen printing or collage - using a new method introduced to him by Ken Tyler that involved layering transparent Mylar sheets to plan an image’s colour registration. Hockney’s fascination with cubism, explored in his photographic collages, was at play in his experimentation with perspective. The series was diverse in size, technique and colour. It was united, however, in the originality of design and perspective.

Provenance: The last owner worked for Paul Hockney, David’s brother, and this item was given to her as part of a redundancy payment. We have a copy of the receipt from him dated 14/11/90.

Reference: Tokyo Collection 264