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David HOCKNEY

Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Caribbean tea time September 1986 Description: a set of four panels

Collection Title: the 'Moving focus' series 1984-87
Title Notes: 043-150
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, stencil, collage colour lithograph, screenprint, collage of Rives BFK surface-pigmented paper, stencil on eight sheets of TGl handmade paper, in a four-panel folding lacquered wood screen, hand-painted (verso), with four screenprinted plastic panels (recto) Support: white, wove, handmade TGL paper
Impression: artist's proof 9/10
Edition: edition of 36, plus 10 artist's proofs; four colour trial proofs; working proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1987

Edition Notes: 67 colours printed (including 52 ink colours, five paper colours, 10 frame colours). The screen consists of four hinged panels with images on both sides. The front of each panel consists of two sheets of TGL paper with lithography and collage adhered to ragboard, mounted behind plexiglass. The eight sheets of TGL paper were printed with 46 lithographic colours. Nine colours were used to print six of the 30 collage elements. The other 24 colllage elements were cut from five colour sheets of BFK Rives paper and coated with solid pigment colours. For the back of the screen, six acrylic base ink colours were screenprinted onto four polystyrene plastic panels.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "David Hockney" (lower right panel)
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "AP 9/10" (lower right panel)
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right, TGL chop (lower right panel) verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "DH85-829" (right panel)
Dimensions: each panel 214.9 h x 85.1 w cm overall 214.9 h x 341.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: MCA Tokyo (1996), 288; TGL print documentation, 1987.
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.98.A-D
Image rights: © David Hockney