David Hockney, A Moving Still Life, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977
|Artist:||David Hockney (1937 - )|
|Title:||A Moving Still Life, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977|
|Medium:||Etching, softground etching, and aquatint on paper|
|Image:||13 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in (34.5 cm x 42.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||18 1/8 in x 20 3/4 in (46 cm x 53 cm)|
|Framed:||21 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in (54.6 cm x 62.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by David Hockney (Bradford 1937-) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
David Hockney A Moving Still Life, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977, is a playful scene that takes its title to the full extent of its literal meaning. The center of the composition is dominated by a mannequin-like head and a table with a typical still-life arrangement, set on the surface of a large table suggested by the shading and edge lines in the bottom right. The hair of the mannequin blows out behind it, threading neatly through a mysterious red hoop descending from the top edge of the work. The still life table next to the mannequin seems to dissolve its tablecloth into four appendage-like legs, which look ready to walk out of the scene. Already, we see the moving that the title suggests. At the top left. A collection of line marks and strokes of color float in an undefined space, transforming the composition by playing with the suggested three-dimensionality of the tables. At the foreground, rising from the bottom edge are five precarious pedestals supporting traditional still-life class objects. All of them lack any straight geometric line, giving them a swaying, organic quality that further adds to the surreal movements of the entire work. The piece is as playful as it is eye-catching, a hallmark of Hockney’s unique style.
Created in 1976-197, this etching and aquatint on paper is hand signed by David Hockney (Bradford 1937-) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
David Hockney A Moving Still Life, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, David Hockney A Moving Still Life, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.