|Artist:||David Hockney (1937 - )|
|Title:||Discord Merely Magnifies, 7, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977|
|Medium:||Etching, softground etching, and aquatint on paper|
|Image Size:||13 1/2 in x 16 3/4 in (34.5 cm x 42.5 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||18 1/8 in x 20 3/4 in (46 cm x 53 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 21 1/2 in x 24 1/2 in (54.6 cm x 63 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.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
David Hockney Discord Merely Magnifies, 7, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977 presents a surreal scene of a room with a rug, a chair, a bare lightbulb, and some dinnerware. These commonplace objects take on a playful and dream-like quality as they float away from each other, break apart, and defy perspective. The scene is made further curious by a floating green head at the upper left, and the cartoonish form of a cat walking along a wall and casting a dragging red shadow. At the foreground, the fringe of the floor rug dissolves into neatly arranged musical notes. On the rug, appropriately, is the abstracted silhouette of a guitar, alluding to the title of the series and the poem which inspired Hockney to create these works: “The Man with the Blue Guitar” by Wallace Stevens. The work is infinitely captivating, exemplifying Hockney’s unique playful 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 Discord Merely Magnifies, 7, 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).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, David Hockney Discord Merely Magnifies, 7, from The Blue Guitar, 1976-1977 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.