Richard Strauss: Los Angeles Music Center Opera (Hand Signed and Inscribed), 1993
Offset Lithograph (hand signed and inscribed by David Hockney)
Uniquely Signed and inscribed to Chris by Hockney in ink on the front
30 × 20 inches
The inscription reads "For Chris Love David Hockney" with a little flourish over the love. This is the original poster for the 1993 Los Angeles Music Center Opera production of the opera "Die Frau Ohne Schatten" by Richard Strauss, inscribed and signed by Hockney in the lower center of the poster. Hockney has, exceptionally, inscribed the poster "for Chris" and "Love" - who is Christopher Thomas Harlan, the stage director of the play. Hockney worked with Chris as Hockney created the stage sets for this production. This work was acquired from the Estate of Christopher Thomas Harlan. The print itself illustrates a detail of Hockney's large 1992-3 painting entitled "The Golden Road".