David HOCKNEY, Colour test VI Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Colour test VI 1978
Collection Title: Paper pulp test (test VI) from 'Paper pools' project, August - early September 1978
Title Notes: 018-005
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, paperwork, painting and paper pulp handcoloured pressed paper pulp Support: handmade, hand-coloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: embossed upper right corner, Tyler Graphics chop [hexagon].
Impression: unique
Edition: not editioned

Edition Notes: Papermaking, mixing of colours and pulp pressing by Ken Tyler and Lindsay Green. Technique: Coloured paper pulp was prepared by Ken Tyler and Lindsay Green. This liquid pulp was then poured into metal moulds that had been constructed from Hockney's sketches. The metal moulds were then removed from the pulp and the artist worked on them directly by manually applying paper pulp and liquid dyes. Each work was then individually pressed, the pulp fusing together, with the use of a hydraulic press. Created at Tyler Graphics, Bedford Village, NY.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "AUG 1978 VI"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 67.4 h x 47.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: No documentation found
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1046.6
Image rights: © David Hockney