Hockney's Alphabet. Drawings by David Hockney & Written contributions edited by Stephen Spender(186 views)
Description: FIRST EDITION, SIGNED LIMITED DELUXE ISSUE, number 133 of only 300 copies signed by Hockney, Spender, and 22 contributors including many of the most celebrated authors of the late twentieth century. Musings inspired by letters of the alphabet from 27 well-known writers including: Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Anthony Burgess, Margaret Drabble, T.S. Eliot, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Erica Jong, Doris Lessing, Norman Mailer, Ian McEwan, Arthur Miller, Iris Murdoch, Nigel Nicolson, John Julius Norwich, Joyce Carol Oates, V.S. Pritchett, Craig Raine, Susan Sontag, Paul Theroux, John Updike, and Gore Vidal. Each letter is accompanied by a full-page color illustration by David Hockney. Published in 1991 to raise money for people living with AIDS. Signed on the limitation page by all contributors except Anthony Burgess, Ted Hughes, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, and T.S. Eliot. London: Faber and Faber for the Aids Crisis Trust, 1991. Folio, original half vellum over original handmade Fabriano Roma boards; original decorated slipcase. A beautiful production in fine condition.
Artist or Maker: Hockney, David; Spender, Stephen