David HOCKNEY, Walking past two chairs Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Walking past two chairs 1984-86
Collection Title: the 'Moving focus' series 1984-87
Title Notes: 043-132
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph, screenprint, from 19 plates and two screens, crayon, tusche, hand-painted frame, acrylic. plexiglass sheet with screenprint and lithography Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; ash wood frame, irregularly shaped; Plexiglass sheet
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof XI/XIV (F)
Edition: edition: 38; 14 artist's proofs; 4 trial proofs; two special proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II: archive copy; cancellation copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1986

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Preparation for continuous-tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation and processing by Lee Funderburg. Proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Screen preparation by Strianese; proofing and edition printing by Reeves and Strianese. 27 colour lithograph (including 5 frame colours), screenprint (on one paper and one Plexiglass sheet) with handpainted frame printed from 19 aliminium plates and 2 screens. The printing sequence for the paper sheet was as follows: light brown, light yellow, transparent dark yellow, light green, and light grey: dark green and yellow ochre (printed simultaneously); magenta, red, orange, dark orange, light orange, dark brown, transparent green, blue, black and yellow. The printing sequence for the plexiglass sheet was as follows: magenta (screenprinted); purple, ultramarine blue, black (lithograph, aluminium plates), white (screen).
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "David Hockney 1984"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "AP XI/XIV
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Chop [hexagon]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 55.9 h x 100.3 w cm Frame 71.2 h x 116.2 w x 10.4 d cm
Cat Raisonné: MCA Tokyo (1996), 275. Tyler Graphics print documentation, 1985.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.95
Image rights: © David Hockney