The Poet

by David Hockney

Edition of 200 - 53.0cm x 46.0cm

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  • SIZING CHART

    1.7m

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Type | Limited Edition
    Medium | Prints
    Style | Street Art
    Subject | Abstract
    Year | 1976
    Edition | of 200
    Size | 53.0cm x 46.0cm
    Ready to hang | Yes
    Signed | Yes
    Materials | Colour etching and aquatint

    Additional Information

    • Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist.
    • Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper by Richard Spare, London.
  • Amanda Lambert

    The Insider Amanda Lambert says:

    "Hockney is considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. 'The Blue Guitar' etchings are a particularly fascinating portfolio of work and clearly reference the work of Picasso, who Hockney greatly admired in imagery and style. These works are now on the market after being in the same private collection for over 25 yrs."

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    • The chance to own work by one of Britain's most influential artists
    • A major artist exploring and revealing his inspirations
    • Buy because these prints capture the essence of 20th century art
  • The Poet

    The etchings for this suite were inspired by the poem The Man with the Blue Guitar by the American poet Wallace Stevens. Written in 1936, the poem had in turn been inspired by the Picasso Blue Period painting of 1903 The Old Guitarist. Hockney had first read the poem in the summer of 1976 and made a series of drawings which were to lead to the etchings. He had not intended that they should be literal illustrations but rather interpretations of the verse. The prints are filled with references to Picasso, and in both the vast array of imagery and styles, coupled with the technical virtuosity em…

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    David Hockney

    Hockney is one of the great British artists, and we're delighted to offer a series of fascinating etchings from 1976.

    Hockney was inspired by the Wallace Stevens poem The Man with the Blue Guitar. He read the poem in the summer of 1976 and made a series of drawings which were to lead to the etchings. The poem in turn was inspired by Picasso's Blue Period painting, The Old Guitarist. So the work is filled with references to Picasso.

    The series displays an array of imagery and styles, typical of Hockney's technical virtuosity. He made a total of 20 etchings. Each was printed in a selecti…

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