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David Hockney Art

British, b. 1937

The art of David Hockney is always engaging in its pleasant ambiguities: his prints, drawings and paintings are warm but somehow aloof; filled with light yet often dark and brooding in subject; simple, frank and mundane, but also ethereal and complex. The artist’s stature in the contemporary art world is such that, in a 2011 survey of one thousand British painters and sculptors, he was named the most influential British artist of all time.

Hockney grew up in Bradford, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, studying at the Bradford School of Art from 1953 to ’57, and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to 1962. Though he was educated in art at a time when abstraction dominated the field, Hockney stuck resolutely to figurative painting and drawing.

Hockney's early paintings suggest a search for a style, veering from Expressionism to a grotesquerie suggestive of James Ensor. But Hockney found himself almost the moment he arrived in Los Angeles, in 1963. The move from the gray and rainy Britain to a world of bright sunshine and sparkling water brought Hockney a sense of freedom and an artistic epiphany. He would spend most of the next five years in L.A., painting luminous pictures, such as A Bigger Splash (1967), of things that made him happy: swimming pools, manicured lawns, palm trees, stucco buildings and luxuries like shower stalls. Hockney also painted people, almost always his friends. His California portraits such as Beverly Hills Housewife (1966) are considered to be his finest work. They are at once grandly scaled, intimate and poetic.

In the 1970s, Hockney moved back to Britain and spent much of his time on photography and printmaking. He returned to painting in the 1980s, and to subjects like still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Hockney has always been fascinated by the use of technology in art — he’s credited with inventing the technique of joining Polaroid photos in a collage to form a panoramic picture — and has been using the Brush app to paint on an iPad. Because he is prolific and works in a wide range of mediums, Hockney’s art is available at many price points. His consistently striking and provocative work should have a place in any comprehensive collection of contemporary art.

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Artist: David Hockney
Swimmer / Pool Diver - Offset Lithograph (Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984)
By David Hockney
Located in Paris, FR
David HOCKNEY Swimmer, Pool Diver, 1982 Offset Lithograph Signature printed in the plate On paper 91 x 61 cm (36 x 24 inch) Made for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, 1984 REFERENC...
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1980s American Modern David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

David Hockney 'The Tate Gallery - Celia in a Black Dress' Exhibition Print
By David Hockney
Located in San Rafael, CA
David Hockney (British, b. 1937), 'David Hockney -The Tate Gallery - Travels with Pen, Pencil and Ink, Drawings and Prints, but no paintings, 1961 - 1979' For exhibition dated July...
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

1984 Los Angeles Olympics Print (with COA from Olympic Committee)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
"Water in swimming pools changes its look more than any other form. If the water surface is almost still and there is a strong sun, then dancing lines with the color of the spectrum ...
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1980s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Detail of "Bedlam", from Rake's Progress (Hand Signed)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
David Hockney San Francisco Opera Summer Season (Hand Signed), 1982 Offset lithograph poster (hand signed by David Hockney) 39 × 34 inches Boldly signed by David Hockney on the front...
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1980s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Offset

Red Square and the Forbidden City, from: China Diary
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British) Title: Red Square and the Forbidden City, from: China Diary, 1982 Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Nu...
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Parade, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

The Blue Guitar, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

My Window. Art Edition (No. 751–1,000), iPad drawing ‘No. 778’, 17th April 2011
By David Hockney
Located in Bristol, GB
8-colour inkjet print on cotton-fibre archival paper and book of iPad drawing No. 778 Edition 83 of 250 Signed, numbered and dated (print), numbered on the frontispiece (book) Mint. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Inkjet

Ann Combing Her Hair
By David Hockney
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed lithograph on handmade John Koller paper with deckle edges by English artist David Hockney (1937-) titled "Ann Combing Her Hair", 1979. Hand pencil signed, dated, ...
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1970s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book (MCA Tokyo 234)
By David Hockney
Located in Bristol, GB
Lithograph Edition 508/ 1000 10.5 x 9.1 in (Frame: 54 x 50.3 x 3 cm, 21.3 x 19.8 x 1.2 in) Signed, numbered and dated on the front Excellent condition. Minor skinning on the reverse ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

The Sexton Disguised as a Ghost Stood (Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
The Sexton Disguised as a Ghost Stood Still as Stone (from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Etching and aquatint on W S Hodgkinson paper watermarked "DH" and "PP" Paper 17.5 ...
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1960s Modern David Hockney Art

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Etching

Discord Merely Magnifies, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

Montcalm Interior at 7 o'clock by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph on Paper 27.56 x 32.83 in (70.0 x 83.4 cm) This piece is a vintage artist-authorised David Hockney poster printed in 1988. It is not a recent reproduction.
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

On It May Stay His Eye, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

Rapunzel Growing in the Garden (Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Rapunzel Growing in the Garden (from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Etching and aquatint on W S Hodgkinson paper watermarked "DH" and "PP" Paper 17.5 x 12.25 in. / 45 x 31 ...
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1960s Modern David Hockney Art

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Etching

My Window. Art Edition (No. 251–500), iPad drawing ‘No. 281’, 23rd July 2010
By David Hockney
Located in Bristol, GB
8-colour inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper and book Edition of 250 Frame: 63 x 51.5 x 3 cm / 24.8 x 20.3 x 1.2 in Signed, dated and numbered by the artist (print), numbered...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Archival Paper, Inkjet

Hockney Paints the Stage (inscribed to Walker Museum trustees)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
David Hockney Hockney Paints the Stage (inscribed to Walker Museum trustees), 1983 Acrylic, watercolor and ink on paper. (Signed and inscribed by David Hockney. Also signed and inscr...
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1980s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Ink, Acrylic, Watercolor

Pool Diver - Lithograph (Olympic Games Munich 1972)
By David Hockney
Located in Paris, FR
David HOCKNEY Pool Diver Lithograph Signature printed in the plate On paper 101 x 64 cm (c. 40 x 26 inch) Made for the Olympic Games in Munich, 1972 Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

The Rake's Progress plate
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
David Hockney The Rake's Progress, 2019-2020 Fine Bone China finished with platinum gilding 8 × 8 inches Note: the second photo shows the collection for inspiration only, but the pre...
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2010s Abstract David Hockney Art

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Platinum

Cold Water About to Hit the Prince (Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Cold Water About to Hit the Prince (from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Etching and aquatint on W S Hodgkinson paper watermarked "DH" and "PP" Paper 17.5 x 12.25 in. / 45 x...
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1960s Modern David Hockney Art

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Etching

Ink in the Room, from 'Some New Prints'
By David Hockney
Located in Bristol, GB
23-colour screenprint on Arches 88 paper Edition 37 of 68 + 14 AP's Signed, numbered, dated and blindstamped by publisher on the front (Gemini G.E.L.) Excellent, with minor loss of s...
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20th Century Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Screen

'Les Mamelles de Tiresias' by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Vintage Exhibition Poster 17.01 x 24.49 in (43.2 x 62.2 cm) This is an authentic artist-authorised vintage David Hockney poster, printed in 1981. This is not a later reproduction.
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Offset

RECLINING FIGURE (GREGORY EVANS)
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
Hockney, David. RECLINING FIGURE. Etching and sugarlift aquatint in black, 1974. Edition of 75 published by Petersburg Press, London and printed on Inveresk paper. Signed, dated and ...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Vintage Hockney poster National Gallery (The Artist’s Eye)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Original exhibition poster produced on the occasion of David Hockney’s 1981 exhibit for the series The Artist’s Eye at the National Gallery. As Hockney’s contribution, he mimicked Pi...
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1980s Realist David Hockney Art

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Offset

Paper Pools invitation
By David Hockney
Located in Washington , DC, DC
Sold unframed Produced on the occasion of the David Hockney Paper Pools collaboration with Tyler Graphics Ltd in 1979. The exhibition was at Andre Emmerich Gallery in New York City ...
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1970s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Piscines de papier
By David Hockney
Located in PARIS, FR
DAVID HOCKNEY Piscines de papier, 1978 Color Offset Dedication
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1970s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Paper

"The Student: Homage to Picasso" 20th Century, David Hockney, Picasso, Portrait
By David Hockney
Located in Köln, DE
A wonderful and humorous work by David Hockney. In this double portrait, famous artist Pablo Picasso appears like in a museum, whilst Hockney comes along as a student. Numbered, sign...
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1970s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Aquatint

Views of Hotel Well I, from Moving Focus series
By David Hockney
Located in Aventura, FL
Views of Hotel Well I, from Moving Focus series (T. 280; DH. 67). Lithograph printed in colors on TGL handmade paper. Hand signed, dated and numbered by the artist. original Artist's...
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1980s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Paper, Lithograph

MO ASLEEP
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
Hockney, David. MO ASLEEP. S.A.C. 124. Etching and aquatint, 1971. Edition of 75 plus 16 proofs. Proofed by Maurice Payne and printed by Shirley Clement at The Print Shop, Amsterdam....
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching, Aquatint

The Round Plate, April 1986 -- Print, Homemade, Still-life by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
The Round Plate, April 1986, 1986 David Hockney Home made print executed on an office colour copy machine, on Arches rag paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 46 With...
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Rag Paper, Color

Little Boodge (1993) by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Offset lithograph 11.02 x 16.54 in (28.0 x 42.0 cm) Unsigned. This is an original, vintage artist-authorised David Hockney poster print, printed in 1993. This is not a later repro...
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1990s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Catherina Dorothea Viehman (Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Catherina Dorothea Viehman (from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Etching and aquatint on W S Hodgkinson paper watermarked "DH" and "PP" Paper 17.5 x 12.25 in. / 45 x 31 cm P...
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1960s Modern David Hockney Art

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Aquatint, Etching

HENRY AT TABLE
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
Hockney, David (English, born 1937). S.A.C. 188, Tokyo 178. HENRY AT TABLE. Lithograph, 1976. Edition of 96, plus 25 additional proofs including 18 artists proofs and 7 others for th...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Franco-American Mail, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

2001 David Hockney 'Victoria Hall, Saltaire' Pop Art United Kingdom Offset
By David Hockney
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 17.5 x 26.5 inches ( 44.45 x 67.31 cm ) Image Size: 17.5 x 26.5 inches ( 44.45 x 67.31 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additi...
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Early 2000s David Hockney Art

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Offset

Vintage David Hockney poster, XIV Olympic Winter Games 1984, The Skater
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Vintage David Hockney poster for the XIV 1984 Olympic Games in Sarajevo published as part of the official 1984 Olympic Fine Art Posters Series. The Olympic Committee commissioned 15 ...
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1980s Realist David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

In the Beginning -- Etching, Aquatint by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
In the Beginning, 1966 David Hockney Etching with aquatint, on Crisbrook handmade paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 Published by Editions Alecto, London Sheet:...
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1960s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Etching, Aquatint

He Enquired After the Quality -- Etching, Aquatint by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
He Enquired After the Quality, 1966 David Hockney Etching with aquatint, on Crisbrook handmade paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 75 Published by Editions Alecto, ...
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1960s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Etching, Aquatint

David Hockney-Two Deck Chairs-28" x 31.75"-Poster-1988-Pop Art-Blue
By David Hockney
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This is an exhibition print from the Rotterdam Museum of Art.
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20th Century David Hockney Art

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Offset

Made in April, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

A Tune, from the 'Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

David Hockney Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long COA
By David Hockney
Located in Atlanta, GA
To coincide with this global show of hope, David Hockney has created this new limited edition lithographic printed poster with a yellow silkscreen overlay. This May, outdoor screens...
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2010s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Giclée, Screen

Bill and James I
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
David Hockney Bill and James I, 1980, 1995 Color Lithograph, edition 4 of 12 32 x 39 1/2 inches
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1990s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

In A Chiaroscuro
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

Albert Clark
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
HOCKNEY, David Albert Clark, 1979, 1995 Color Lithograph, edition 4 of 16 27 x 24 inches
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1990s Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Swimmer / Pool Diver - Offset Lithograph (Olympic Games, Los Angeles 1984)
By David Hockney
Located in Paris, FR
David HOCKNEY Swimmer, Pool Diver, 1982 Offset Lithograph Signature printed in the plate On paper 91 x 61 cm (36 x 24 inch) Made for the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, 1984 REFERENC...
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1980s American Modern David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

David Hockney, Composition Red and Blue, Offset Lithograph Print On Card, 2005
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
David Hockney, Composition Red and Blue, Offset Lithograph Print On Card, 2005 Offset lithograph on card Sold with the original Momart information sheet. Produced in a very limited ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph, Offset

David Hockney Little Beastie offset lithograph
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
David Hockney Little Beastie offset lithograph. 42 x 28cm. Condition : Has yellowing to edges.
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20th Century Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

I Say They Are, from the 'Blue Guitars' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

A Picture of Ourselves, from 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching printed in colour, 1977, on Inveresk mould-made paper, signed and numbered by the artist pencil and stamped on the reverse with the title, from the edition of 200 plus 35 pro...
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1970s David Hockney Art

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Etching

James
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil with publisher's blindstamps Lithograph on Arches Cover paper 24 x 20 inches Edition 25 of 100
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20th Century Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph

Die Frau Ohne Schatten
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
David Hockney Richard Strauss: Los Angeles Music Center Opera (Hand Signed and Inscribed), 1993 Offset Lithograph (hand signed and inscribed by David Hockney) 30 × 20 inches Signed a...
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1990s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Offset

Apples, Pears & Grapes -- Print, Homemade, Still-life by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Apples, Pears & Grapes, May 1986 David Hockney Homemade print in colours executed on an office colour copy machine on Arches rag paper Signed, dated and numbered 25 from the editio...
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1980s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Color

David Hockney 'Untitled (No. 610)' 2010-2019 Print
By David Hockney
Located in Delray Beach, FL
David Hockney's 'Untitled, No. 610', from 2010-2019 is an iPad drawing printed with an 8-colour inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper. This work is from an edition of 250 copie...
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2010s Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Inkjet

The Haunted Castle (Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
The Haunted Castle (from Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm) Etching and aquatint on W S Hodgkinson paper watermarked "DH" and "PP" Paper 17.5 x 12.25 in. / 45 x 31 cm Plate 14 ...
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1960s Modern David Hockney Art

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Etching

1982 David Hockney 'Parade- Metropolitan Opera' Pop Art Multicolor,Blue,Brown,Re
By David Hockney
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 81 x 41 inches ( 205.74 x 104.14 cm ) Image Size: 81 x 41 inches ( 205.74 x 104.14 cm ) Framed: No Condition: B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age ...
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1980s David Hockney Art

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Mixed Media

David Hockney, Composition Red and Blue, Offset Lithograph Print On Card, 2005
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
David Hockney, Composition Red and Blue, Offset Lithograph Print On Card, 2005 Offset lithograph on card Sold with the original Momart information sheet. Produced in a very limited ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art David Hockney Art

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Lithograph, Offset

'112 LA Visitors' Signed Limited Edition Laser Print Photographic Collage
By David Hockney
Located in San Rafael, CA
David Hockney (born 1937) 112 LA Visitors, David Hockney Studios (M.C.A.T. 349), 1990-91 Composite still video and laser print collage in colors on Parsons Linen Ledger mounted to Ar...
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Late 20th Century Contemporary David Hockney Art

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Mixed Media, Laser

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