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Lot 24: David Hockney, A retrospective - 1988
14 November 2016
Brooklyn , NY, USALive Auction
Description: "David Hockney, A retrospective" by David Hockney, 1988 Unsigned Book. Paper size is 10.5 x 11.5 inches, with an image size of 10.5 x 11.5 inches. The Book is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A: Mint. Additional details: First edition, first printing. Hardcover w dust jacket. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers. Paintings, drawings, photocollages and text by David Hockney. Essays by R.B. Kitaj, Henry Geldzahler, Christopher Knight, Gert Schiff, Anne Hoy, Kenneth E. Silver and Lawrence Weschler. Includes an illustrated chronology, bibliography and index. 320 pp. (plus three 2-page gatefolds), with 113 four-color plates and numerous additional reference illustrations. Published on the occasion of a major retrospective exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and traveling to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Tate Gallery, London. The English artist David Hockney is known world-wide for his colorful and classically composed images of sunshine, swimming pools, and the good life in California, for his prolific and innovative theater designs, and for his frank depictions of homosexual life and domesticity in which, long before the era of gay liberation, he unabashedly proclaimed his own sexual identity. Kenneth Silver, Professor of Art History at New York University, charts Hockney's multifaceted career from his early work of the 1960s, poised between abstraction and pop art's revival of figuration, to his most recent excursions into the high-tech world of computers and new print technologies. Also available in the Rizzoli Art Series: Willem de Kooning by David CateforisEdward Hopper by Karal Ann MarlingJasper Johns by Roberta BernsteinFrida Kahlo by Hayden HerreraRoy Lichtenstein by Diane WaldmanHenri Matisse by Roger BenjaminJoan Miro by Elizabeth HigdonGeorgia O'Keeffe by Barbara Buhler LynesPablo Picasso by Josephine WithersAndy Warhol by Jonathan Katzand many others.
Condition Report: A: Mint
Artist or Maker: Hockney, David