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David HOCKNEY

Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Gregory study II 1984 Description: Four Mylar sheets used in the printing of "Gregory study II"

Collection Title: Once part of a Mylar 'sketchbook'
Materials & Technique: drawings, Mylar sheets taken from Mylar 'sketchbook' Four 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 study II". Not editioned.
Place Published: Not published

Edition Notes: This group of four 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 four Mylars were made into printing elements and used to print the work entitled 'Gregory study II'. This work was never editioned. However, 'Gregory study II' did inform David Hockney's published 'An image of Gregory' (DH85-827) from the 'Moving focus' series of 1984-5. Seven colours used: black (Sheet A), red, silver, dark blue, brown (Sheet B), light blue (Sheet C), pink (Sheet D)
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed lower centre, pencil "DH84-780" (Sheet B)
Dimensions: comp 71.0 h x 50.4 w cm sheets 76.0 h x 60.8 w cm board 81.4 h x 64.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: No documentation found. See: MCA Tokyo, (1996), 276.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1338.A-D