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David Hockney, Hockney's Alphabet, 1991
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Hockney's Alphabet, 1991
26 color lithographs in Fine Art Cartridge paper bound in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sides, housed in matching box; signed by the artist and most contributors in ink and numbered 178 in black ink on the justification page
Hand signed by 24 of the contributors, including David Hockney and Steven Spender
12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches
This portfolio features 26 color lithographs in Fine Art Cartridge paper with full margins, bound as issued, in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper sides, in original grey slipcase. It is signed by David Hockney (the artist) and most contributors in ink and numbered 178 in black ink on the justification page, from the edition of 250, with full text and title page, published by Faber & Faber, London, text edits by Stephen Spender, who also signed.
It is illustrated by David Hockney, hand signed by David Hockney and Stephen Spender and also signed by the following contributors: Douglas Adams, Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, 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, Stephen Spender, and John Updike.
This book was published to raise money for people living with AIDS. It contains the 26 letters of the alphabet plus "&," each accompanied by a poem or short text with a full-page illustration by Hockney.
First Edition, 1991, published by Faber and Faber, London