Title: "Hollywood Collection" the complete set of six lithographs with title page and table of contents all framed
lithographs in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1965, each of the six prints signed in pencil by the artist an
Recorded and illustrated in the texts on Hockney's graphics as issued by the Scottish Arts Council 43-46; also Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 41-46
Comments: This 1965 project is an early foray into color lithography, perhaps the best and most memorable graphic material from that era. They are fairly rare as a complete set.
Some exhibition comments: "Ken Tyler, who had recently opened Gemini, his print workshop on Melrose Avenue, approached Hockney in 1965 with the idea of creating a series of lithographs with a Los Angeles theme. Hockney's response was to create a ready-made art collection, 'pre-packaged for a Hollywood starlet' (Christopher Simon Sykes, David Hockney: The Biography, Century, London, 2011, p. 163). 'It's a kind of joke thing, a kind of home-made art collection with bits of everything in it, a nude, an abstract, a landscape and so on. I was working with a printer in Hollywood whose workshop was behind a framer's. He had all these marvelous frames in the window. I got interested in this trompe l'oeil thing - a picture of a thing with something else within something else' (artist's statement to LONDON LIFE, quoted in: David Hockney - Paintings, Prints and Drawings 1960-1970, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1970, p. 83). "
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sheet: 30 1/8 x 22 ¼ in. (765 x 565 mm.) (6)
In very fine condition overall, the colors fresh and bright. Some some mat staining on the title and table of contents page. Printed to the edge of the sheets, no evident nicks, cuts or scratches, archival framed. Additional and larger photos and more information may often be available in our main site catalog.
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