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DAVID HOCKNEY, Original Painting, Hockney Paints the Stage (dedicated to Walker Art Museum Trustees) 1983, Ink, watercolor gouache painting held inside hardback monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage")

David Hockney

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This makes a memorable gift to last a lifetime. This is an extraordinary one of a kind Hockney painting, with impressive provenance in that is not only hand signed by David Hockney, but held in a book that has also been inscribed by Martin Friedman - the Walker Museum's famous former Director.  It is stunning, unique hand signed painting, done in ink, gouache and watercolor, depicting an entire stage set spreading across the two-page title page of the hardback monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage", published  by Abbeville Press. The painting features a man doing a dance routine amongst an amazingly detailed theatrical background complete with green costumed figures - just like the one on the front cover of the book. Hockney dedicates this painting "For Harriet and Ed", and signs it in ink.  Harriet and Ed Spencer are former heads of the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  But there's more.  To the left of the painting, on the top left corner, the book is also, exceptionally signed and inscribed by the author- the legendary  Martin Friedman, the longtime Director of the Walker Art Center - who, over the course of three decades, famously helped turn the Walker into a world class institution. Martin Friedman has inscribed this book to Harriet and Ed Spencer, former leading members of the Walker's Board of Trustees.  A crisp clean copy of this beautifully illustrated monograph, containing an extraordinary original painting by the legendary David Hockney.  Superb provenance with the extra dedication by the director of the Walker, Martin Friedman.

A unique one-of a kind work of art, with extraordinary provenance.

SIGNATURE

The painting is dedicated in ink by David Hockney to the Walker Museum Trustees Harriet and Ed Spencer; it is held inside the title page of the monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage", which also, exceptionally, features an ink dedication by the books author, the legendary Martin Friedman who ran the Walker Art Museum for more than three decades.

PROVENANCE

Estate of Harriet & Ed Spencer, former Trustees of the Walker Art Center

 

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This makes a memorable gift to last a lifetime. This is an extraordinary one of a kind Hockney painting, with impressive provenance in that is not only hand signed by David Hockney, but held in a book that has also been inscribed by Martin Friedman - the Walker Museum's famous former Director.  It is stunning, unique hand signed painting, done in ink, gouache and watercolor, depicting an entire stage set spreading across the two-page title page of the hardback monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage", published  by Abbeville Press. The painting features a man doing a dance routine amongst an amazingly detailed theatrical background complete with green costumed figures - just like the one on the front cover of the book. Hockney dedicates this painting "For Harriet and Ed", and signs it in ink.  Harriet and Ed Spencer are former heads of the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.  But there's more.  To the left of the painting, on the top left corner, the book is also, exceptionally signed and inscribed by the author- the legendary  Martin Friedman, the longtime Director of the Walker Art Center - who, over the course of three decades, famously helped turn the Walker into a world class institution. Martin Friedman has inscribed this book to Harriet and Ed Spencer, former leading members of the Walker's Board of Trustees.  A crisp clean copy of this beautifully illustrated monograph, containing an extraordinary original painting by the legendary David Hockney.  Superb provenance with the extra dedication by the director of the Walker, Martin Friedman.

A unique one-of a kind work of art, with extraordinary provenance.

SIGNATURE

The painting is dedicated in ink by David Hockney to the Walker Museum Trustees Harriet and Ed Spencer; it is held inside the title page of the monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage", which also, exceptionally, features an ink dedication by the books author, the legendary Martin Friedman who ran the Walker Art Museum for more than three decades.

PROVENANCE

Estate of Harriet & Ed Spencer, former Trustees of the Walker Art Center

 

Additional info

Weight: 4.00 LBS
Width: 19.50
Height: 10.50
Shipping: $95.00 (Fixed Shipping Cost)