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David HOCKNEY

Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Gregory smoking 1984 Description: Six Mylar sheets used in the printing of "Gregory smoking"

Collection Title: Once part of a Mylar 'sketchbook'
Materials & Technique: drawings, Mylar sheets taken from Mylar 'sketchbook' six coloured Mylar sheets, crayon drawing Support: hole-punched Mylar sheets on supporting rag board
Manufacturer's Mark: noo manufacturer's mark
Impression: unique
Edition: These Mylar sheets were used in the printing of "Gregory smoking". Not editioned.
Place Published: Not published

Edition Notes: This group of six Mylar sheets were once part of a Mylar 'sketchbook' put together by Kenneth Tyler for Hockney to use whilst travelling. The Mylar sketchbooks allowed Hockney to draw and paint 'in situ' whilst simultaneously creating the colour seperations required for printing. In this case, the artist drew directly onto the Mylar sheet with crayon. As a group, these six Mylars were made into printing elements and used to print the work entitled 'Gregory smoking'. This work was never editioned. However, 'Gregory smoking' did inform David Hockney's published 'An image of Gregory' (DH85-827) from the 'Moving focus' series of 1984-5. Eight colours used: Sheet A: brown, blue, Sheet B: red, light blue, Sheet C: black, Sheet D: pink, Sheet E: brown, Sheet F: black
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "DH84-798" (Sheet A)
Dimensions: comp 74.4 h x 57.4 w cm sheets 76.4 h x 61.0 w cm board 81.4 h x 65.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: No documentation found. See: MCA Tokyo, (1996), 276.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1235.A-F