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David Hockney Peter Washing, Belgrade, September 1970, from the collection of Ileana Sonnabend 1976, Chromogenic print. Hand signed and numbered. Framed

David Hockney

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This vintage photograph is from Hockney's Twenty Photographic Pictures portfolio, and was acquired from the private collection of the legendary dealer Ileana Sonnabend, who published the portfolio. It is an ink signed Artist's Proof, V/XX, aside from the regular edition of 80. The image is of Hockney's dashing American art student lover, Peter Schlesinger, who became a household name in November, 2018 as the subject of a 1972 Hockney painting that sold at auction for $90 million - the highest amount ever fetched for a work of art by a living artist.

Hockney had an interesting relationship with photography- both using it as a tool and simultaneously subverting and pushing the boundaries of the medium. This work, which is from the portfolio "Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976" recalls some of Hockney's most iconic and sexiest pop paintings. The present work is one of the most collectible and desirable from the entire portfolio. Peter Schlesinger was an 18-year-old student at UCLA when he met the then 28-year-old artist David Hockney, who was teaching a summer class at the university. They began a long affair; Schlesinger relocated with Hockney to London, where he subsequently undertook to study at the Slade School of Art While in a relationship with Hockney, he was often the artist's subject and muse. Schlesinger went on to have his own successful artistic career, even creating a movie about his break up with Hockney.

SIGNATURE

Ink signed and numbered V/XX on the recto (front) aside from the regular edition of 80.

PROVENANCE

 From the portfolio "Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976", Collection of Ileana Sonnabend

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This vintage photograph is from Hockney's Twenty Photographic Pictures portfolio, and was acquired from the private collection of the legendary dealer Ileana Sonnabend, who published the portfolio. It is an ink signed Artist's Proof, V/XX, aside from the regular edition of 80. The image is of Hockney's dashing American art student lover, Peter Schlesinger, who became a household name in November, 2018 as the subject of a 1972 Hockney painting that sold at auction for $90 million - the highest amount ever fetched for a work of art by a living artist.

Hockney had an interesting relationship with photography- both using it as a tool and simultaneously subverting and pushing the boundaries of the medium. This work, which is from the portfolio "Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976" recalls some of Hockney's most iconic and sexiest pop paintings. The present work is one of the most collectible and desirable from the entire portfolio. Peter Schlesinger was an 18-year-old student at UCLA when he met the then 28-year-old artist David Hockney, who was teaching a summer class at the university. They began a long affair; Schlesinger relocated with Hockney to London, where he subsequently undertook to study at the Slade School of Art While in a relationship with Hockney, he was often the artist's subject and muse. Schlesinger went on to have his own successful artistic career, even creating a movie about his break up with Hockney.

SIGNATURE

Ink signed and numbered V/XX on the recto (front) aside from the regular edition of 80.

PROVENANCE

 From the portfolio "Twenty Photographic Pictures, 1976", Collection of Ileana Sonnabend

Additional info

Weight: 1.00 LBS
Width: 10.00
Height: 8.50