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Photographic print, 1982
Signed Print Edition of 20
H 63cm x W 53cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
|September 2016||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
|June 2013||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
|April 2012||Christie's New York - United States||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
|March 2012||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Celia Making Tea - Signed Print|
In this 1982 print we see Hockney experimenting with photo collage once again, this time choosing to put his focus on close friend and muse Celia Birtwell. After almost two decades of painting, drawing and printing her likeness here we see him trying to capture it through a lens, moved incrementally each time to create a composite image of an intimate scene. With its golden brown and yellow tones the image is suffused with warmth which is only heightened by the title, evoking the cosiness of close friendship. Birtwell is only shown in profile and we are denied a view of her striking features however we can recognise the curls of her hair and the long flowing dress of the kind she favours in many of Hockney’s portraits of her. She also appears to be deep in conversation with a figure who sits on a patterned bedspread, possibly waiting for the cup of tea. While this is one of Hockney’s more subtle photo collages it serves to demonstrate his fascination with perspective and perception. By taking multiple photographs of the same scene the artist was able to convey how his eyes ‘feel space’.