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David Hockney, STILL LIFE (S.A.C.111), etching with aquatint, 1969
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching with aquatint, 1969, on J. Green mould-made paper, signed, dated and numbered artists proof aside from the edition of 75, published by Petersburg Press, London, 54.4 × 68.5 ...
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1960s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Study for Rumpelstiltskin -- Set of four, Print, Etching by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Study for Rumpelstiltskin, 1961 The series of four etchings with aquatint On one sheet of handmade Crisbrook wove paper Signed, dated and inscribed A.P. An artist’s pr...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

"Contrejour in the French Style" etching by British artist David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY (B. 1937) Contrejour in the French Style etching and aquatint in colours, 1974, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 26/75 (there were also 18 artist's p...
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Late 20th Century Interior Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase) -- Print, Etching, by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase), 1982-83 Etching and drypoint printed in black, on hand-made cream wove paper From A Tribute to Birgit Skiöld An unsigned pri...
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1980s Contemporary More Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Maurice Payne David Hockney seated black and white portrait drawing of young man
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Black and white etching portrait of David Hockney's friend and printer, Maurice Payne. Minimalist line drawing features Payne's vintage 1970s style, with bohemian long hair, bellbott...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Etching

In the Dull Village
By David Hockney
Located in Fairlawn, OH
In the Dull Village Etching, 1966 Unsigned (Signed on the justification page, see photo) From: Fourteen Poems by C P Cavafy Publisher: Editions Alecto London Total Edition: 600 This ...
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1960s Contemporary Nude Prints

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Etching

The Student, Homage to Picasso
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British) Title: The Student, Homage to Picasso, 1973 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint o...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Parade, from: The Blue Guitar - British Art, Post War, Abstract
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British) Title: Parade, from: The Blue Guitar, 1976 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint in...
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1970s Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

The Enchantress with the Baby Rapunzel
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
From 'Six Fairy Tales - Rapunzel' Signed and number from the edition of 100
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Bell Tower, from: Six Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm - British Literature
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British) Title: The Bell Tower, from: Six Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm, 1969 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numb...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

RECLINING FIGURE (GREGORY EVANS)
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
Hockney, David. RECLINING FIGURE. Etching and sugarlift aquatint in black, 1974. Edition of 75 published by Petersburg Press, London and printed on Inveresk paper. Signed, dated and ...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

MO ASLEEP
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
Hockney, David. MO ASLEEP. S.A.C. 124. Etching and aquatint, 1971. Edition of 75 plus 16 proofs. Proofed by Maurice Payne and printed by Shirley Clement at The Print Shop, Amsterdam....
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

DH in Hollywood DH = David Hockney Howard Hodgkin colorful abstract painting
By Howard Hodgkin
Located in New York, NY
Bright colors and abstract textures highlight two shapes, like a pair of eyes, at the center of this etching with watercolor and pastel. Howard Hodgkin based this print on a trip he...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Etching

David's Pool at Night (David Hockney's Pool) black white abstract Howard Hodgkin
By Howard Hodgkin
Located in New York, NY
Large scale black and white etching depicting an abstracted pool, at David Hockney’s home in Los Angeles. This hand painted Howard Hodgkin work is ideal for display in minimalist, mo...
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1980s Abstract Prints

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Watercolor, Etching, Aquatint

Harvard Etching - David Hockney, Etching, Print, Pop Art, Portraits
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 10. Printed by Tyler Graphics Ltd. Published by David Hockney. (Tokyo 259). Plate: 17.5 x 22.3 cm.
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Etching

Alka Seltzer - Pop Art, Contemporary Art, David Hockney, Etching
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil, a proof aside from the edition of 15 (Plus 16 artist's proofs). Printed on Crisbrook handmade paper by Maurice Payne, London. Published in 1969 by Petersburg Pres...
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Etching

French Shop - David Hockney, Prints, Etching, Contemporary Prints,
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 500. Printed on Rives BFK mould made paper by Shirley Clement Print Shop, Amsterdam. Published by the Observer, London. (Scottish...
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1970s Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Etching

Study for Rumpelstiltskin, Print, Etching, Aquatint by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Study for Rumpelstiltskin , 1961 The series of four etchings with aquatint On one sheet of handmade Crisbrook wove paper A proof impression before the published editio...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Godetia - David Hockney, Still-Life, Print, Etching, Aquatint, Pop Art
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition of 100. Printed on Arches mould-made paper by Atelier Crommelynk, Paris. Published by Petersburg Press, London. (Scottish Arts C...
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

The Student: Homage to Picasso -- Print, Etching, Contemporary by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY The Student: Homage to Picasso, 1973 Etching, on Arches mould-made paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 90 Printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris Publis...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Student: Homage to Picasso -- Print, Etching, Contemporary by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY The Student: Homage to Picasso, 1973 Etching, on Arches mould-made paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 90 Printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris Publis...
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1970s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching

Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase) -- Etching, Print by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase), 1982-83 Etching and drypoint printed in black, on hand-made cream wove paper From A Tribute to Birgit Skiöld An unsigned pri...
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1980s Contemporary More Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase) -- Etching, Print by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Untitled (Flowers in double-handled vase), 1982-83 Etching and drypoint printed in black, on hand-made cream wove paper From A Tribute to Birgit Skiöld An unsigned pri...
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1980s Contemporary More Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Celia in a Wicker Chair - David Hockney, Pop Art, Portrait, Etching, Aquatint
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in five colours, 1974. Signed and dated in pencil, a numbered artist's proof aside from the edition of 60. Printed on Rives BFK mould-made ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - David Hockney, Pop Art, Etching, Aquatint, Print
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated in pencil, inscribed 'p unfinished proof' (a proof before the edition of 50). Proofed by the artist at the Pratt Graphic Workshop, New York. Printed on wove paper ...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

David Hockney 'A Tune' from The Blue Guitar Signed Limited Edition Print
By David Hockney
Located in San Rafael, CA
David Hockney (born 1937) A Tune, plate 3 from The Blue Guitar, 1976-77 Etching with aquatint in colors on wove paper Signed in pencil and numbered 82/200 (there were also 35 artist'...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Celia Observing - Aquatint, drypoint, etching, portrait print, contemporary
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated in pencil, a printer's proof (aside from the edition of 20). Printed on BFK Rives paper. Published by Petersburg Press, London and New York.
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1970s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

Homage to Michelangelo - 23.5" x 31.25"-Etching-1975-Pop Art-Gray
By David Hockney
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Signed, Dated, and Numbered out of 200 in pencil by Hockney. Printed by Crommelynck in Paris on Rives BFK paper. Viewable at gallery in Brooklyn. Additional information available up...
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20th Century Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Franco-American Mail, from: The Blue Guitar,
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937 born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British) Title: Franco-American Mail, from: The Blue Guitar, 1976 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching a...
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1970s Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Two Boys Aged 23 or 24 From: Fourteen Poems by C P Cavafy
By David Hockney
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Total edition: 600 This printing from Edition D or Edition E, designated as an Artist’s Proof by Hockney on the justification page of the volume (one of 20 total artist proo...
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1960s Realist Nude Prints

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Etching

The Shop Window of A Tobacco Store
By David Hockney
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Total edition: 600, This printing from Edition D or Edition E, designated as an Artist's Proof by Hockney on the justification page of the volume (one of 20 total artist pr...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Hallelujah God is love, Jesus saves
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Hallelujah God is love, Jesus saves, circa 1961 Etching with aquatint, on handmade J Whatman laid paper with a partial Fleur de Lys watermark An unrecorded proof for A ...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Blue Guitar
By David Hockney
Located in Toronto, Ontario
David Hockney is one of the most influential British artists of the twentieth century and is arguably the most important European contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. ...
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1970s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Etching

  • Blue Guitar
  • Blue Guitar
  • Blue Guitar
  • Blue Guitar
H 16.5 in. W 11.5 in.
Cold Water about to Hit the Prince
By David Hockney
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Hockney, David Title: Cold Water about to Hit the Prince Series: llustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm Date: 1969 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Hodgki...
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1960s Contemporary Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

and He Tore Himself in Two
By David Hockney
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Hockney, David Title: and He Tore Himself in Two Series: llustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm Date: 1969 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Hodgkinson han...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Tulips
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockey gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual lo...
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1970s Contemporary Still-life Prints

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Etching

Tulips
H 39.5 in. W 33.5 in. D 1.0 in.
Pleading for the Child
By David Hockney
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Hockney, David Title: Pleading for the Child Series: llustrations for Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm Date: 1969 Medium: Etching on Hodgkinson handmade wove pape...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching

Rue de Seine (Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 111)
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Etching and Aquatint
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1970s Post-War Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

Two Vases in the Louvre
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Printer: Maurice Payne Publisher: Petersburg Press, London Edition size: 75, plus proofs Catalogue raisonné: MCAT 154 Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin
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1970s Post-War Interior Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Study for Rumpelstiltskin
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Study for Rumpelstiltskin , 1961 The series of four etchings with aquatint On one sheet of handmade Crisbrook wove paper A proof impression before the published editio...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Postcard of Richard Wagner with a Glass of Water (from '18 small prints' set)
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Eighteen Small Prints is a portfolio of 18 prints in several medium, in editions of 100 (with 12 proof sets), published by Bernard Jacobson in 1973. It unites the most famed British ...
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Late 20th Century Still-life Prints

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Etching

Illustrations for fourteen poem by C. P. Cavafy
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Illustrations for fourteen poem by C. P. Cavafy, 1966-67 Set of twelve etchings with aquatint, on handmade Crisbrook paper Hors-texte, with title, text and table of con...
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1960s Contemporary Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching and aquatint printed in red and black. Signed and dated in pencil, from the edition of approximately 50. Printed on handmade English paper by Ron Fuller and Peter Mathews at...
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1960s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Tulips
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition of 75. Printed by Maurice Payne, London. Published by Petersburg Press, London and New York. (SAC 158)
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1970s Pop Art Still-life Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Tulips
H 35.95 in. W 27.96 in.
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching and aquatint printed in colours, with collage. Signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition of approximately 50. Proofed by the artist at the Pratt Graphic Workshop...
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1960s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

MY POOL AND TERRACE
By David Hockney
Located in Aventura, FL
My Pool and Terrace, from Eight by Eight to Celebrate the Temporary Contemporary. Etching in colors on wove paper. Hand signed, numbered and dated by the artist. Image sizer 23.75 x ...
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1980s Pop Art Figurative Prints

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Paper, Etching

  • MY POOL AND TERRACE
  • MY POOL AND TERRACE
  • MY POOL AND TERRACE
  • MY POOL AND TERRACE
H 29 in. W 41.625 in. D 1 in.
Myself and My Heroes
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Signed and dated in pencil. From an edition of approximately 50. Printed on English hand-made paper by Ron Fuller and Peter Matthews at the Royal College of Art in London.
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1960s Pop Art Portrait Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Myself and My Heroes
H 21.54 in. W 30.48 in.
A Souvenir of a Triple Bill for Charles
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
Etching and aquatint with unique hand-colouring. Signed, inscribed 'for Charles Riecker from David Hockney' and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 300. Made for the opening of ...
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1980s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

A Moving Still Life
By David Hockney
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed etching, softground etching, and aquatint on Inveresk wove paper by English artist David Hockney (1937-) titled "A Moving Still Life", 1977. Limited edition: 97/20...
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1970s Contemporary Interior Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Mexican Hotel Garden, Print, Etching, Contemporary by David Hockney
By David Hockney
Located in London, GB
DAVID HOCKNEY Mexican Hotel Garden, 1984 Etching, on off-white John Koller HMP handmade paper Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 65 Printed by Doris Simmelink and Ken Fa...
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1980s Pop Art Landscape Prints

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Etching

Corpses On Fire - Original Etching by David Hockney - 1969
By David Hockney
Located in Roma, IT
Corpses On Fire is an original artwork realized in 1969 by the famous artist David Hockney. Black and white etching, drypoint and aquatint on wove paper. The artwork is glued on car...
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1960s Contemporary More Prints

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Lithograph

David Hockney, Portrait of Maurice Payne
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Original etching of Maurice Payne, 1971, on wove paper, pencil signed "David Hockney, 71" on lower right and "AP." on lower left. Maurice Payne was Hockney's...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Etching

Maurice Payne David Hockney seated black and white portrait drawing of young man
By David Hockney
Located in New York, NY
Black and white etching portrait of David Hockney's friend and printer, Maurice Payne. Minimalist line drawing features his vintage 1970s style, with bohemian long hair, bellbottoms,...
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1970s Realist Portrait Prints

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Etching

David Hockney 'I Say They Are' From The Blue Guitar Limited Edition Signed Print
By David Hockney
Located in San Rafael, CA
David Hockney (British, born 1937) 'I Say They Are' from The Blue Guitar, 1976-77 Plate #16 from the Portfolio of 20 Etching with aquatint in colors on on Inveresk mould made paper ...
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Etching, Lithograph

An Etching & a Lithograph
By David Hockney
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Artwork may be viewed at our warehouse in Brooklyn. Additional images and information are available upon request.
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1970s Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

DH in Hollywood etching watercolour pastel DH=David Hockney
By Howard Hodgkin
Located in New York, NY
Signed by the artist with initials, dated 85, and numbered 72/100 lower center in pencil. Soft-ground etching (from one plate) with hand coloring in watercolor (orange-red, brown, an...
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Late 20th Century Abstract Abstract Prints

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Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Etching

FOURTEEN POEMS BY C.P. CAVAFY
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
(Hockney, David) illus. FOURTEEN POEMS BY C.P. CAVAFY. S.47-59. Editions Electo, London, 1966. Folio (19 x 13 /14 inches, 484 x 385 mm.), cloth, slipcase, text and twelve etchings...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Beginning
By David Hockney
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Edition: Total edition: 600, This printing from Edition D or Edition E, designated as an Artist's Proof by Hockney on the justification page of the volume (one of 20 total ...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching

In An Old Book
By David Hockney
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Unsigned Edition: Total edition: 600, This printing from Edition D or Edition E, designated as an Artist's Proof by Hockney on the justification page of the volume (one of 20 total ...
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1960s Modern Nude Prints

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Etching

FOURTEEN POEMS BY C.P. CAVAFY
By David Hockney
Located in Portland, ME
(Hockney, David) illus. FOURTEEN POEMS BY C.P. CAVAFY. S.47-59. Editions Electo, London, 1966. Folio (19 x 13 /14 inches, 484 x 385 mm.), cloth, slipcase, text and thirteen etchings...
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1960s Figurative Prints

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Etching

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Hockney Etching For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate hockney etching for your needs in our varied inventory. In our selection of items, you can find Contemporary examples as well as a Pop Art version. You’re likely to find the perfect hockney etching among the distinctive items we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those made as recently as the 20th Century. When looking for the right hockney etching for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, beige, white and black. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in etching, aquatint and drypoint. If space is limited, you can find a small hockney etching measuring 7.88 high and 5.91 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 56.5 across to better suit those in the market for a large hockney etching.

How Much is a Hockney Etching?

The price for a hockney etching in our collection starts at $700 and tops out at $60,000 with the average selling for $4,672.

david-hockney Biography and Important Works

The art of David Hockney is always engaging in its pleasant ambiguities: It’s warm but somehow aloof; filled with light yet often dark and brooding in subject; simple, frank and mundane, but also ethereal and complex. The artist’s stature in the contemporary- art world is such that, in a 2011 survey of one thousand British painters and sculptors, he was named the most influential British artist of all time.

Hockney grew up in Bradford, in the northern English county of Yorkshire, studying at the Bradford School of Art from 1953 to ’57, and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1959 to ’ 1962. Though he was educated in art a time when abstraction dominated the field, Hockney stuck resolutely to figurative painting and drawing. His early paintings suggest a search for a style, veering from Expressionism to a grotesquerie suggestive of James Ensor. But Hockney found himself almost the moment he arrived in Los Angeles, in 1963. The move from the gray and rainy Britain to a world of bright sunshine and sparkling water brought Hockney a sense of freedom and an artistic epiphany. He would spend most of the next five years in L.A., painting luminous pictures, such as A Bigger Splash (1967), of things that made him happy: swimming pools, manicured lawns, palm trees, stucco buildings and luxuries like shower stalls. Hockney also painted people, almost always his friends. His California portraits such as Beverly Hills Housewife (1966) are considered to be his finest work. They are at once grandly scaled, intimate and poetic.

In the 1970s, Hockney moved back to Britain and spent much of his time on photography and printmaking. He returned to painting in the 1980s, and to subjects like still lifes, seascapes and portraits. Hockney has always been fascinated by the use of technology in art — he’s credited with inventing the technique of joining Polaroid photos in a collage to form a panoramic picture — and has been using the Brush app to paint on an iPad. Because he is prolific and works in a wide range of mediums, Hockney’s art is available at many price points. His consistently striking and provocative work should have a place in any comprehensive collection of contemporary art.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.

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