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Digital Print, 2009
Signed Print Edition of 25
H 94cm x W 65cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
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|July 2022||Sotheby's New York - United States||Glass - Signed Print|
Negotiating between an exuberant colour palette and the minimalism of composition, David Hockney’s computer drawing Glass (2009) displays his curiosity about new avenues of experimentation opened up by modern technology. Moving beyond the conventional use of layers and contours is of particular interest to the artist here. The outline of the glass that is the central subject matter of the picture does not consist of a single, unwavering line. Instead, multiple imprecise contours were applied loosely to bring the image closer to the childlike style of drawing. A vibrant, yellow background is covered almost entirely with a transparent layer of pink brush strokes.
One of many playful works in Hockney’s series of computer drawings, Glass marks Hockney’s reconnection with the buoyant idiom characterising his famous paintings, such as Pool And Pink Pole (1984). The artist commented in the context of his computer art: “The computer is a useful tool. Photoshop is a computer tool for picture making. It in effect allows you to draw directly in a printing machine, one of its many uses. One draws with the colours the printing machine has, and reprinting machine is one anyone can have. They are now superior to any other kind of printing, but because it’s very slow, of limited commercial appeal.”