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Signed Print Edition of 35
H 61cm x W 76cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|February 2013||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Black Wire Plant - Signed Print|
|October 2005||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Black Wire Plant - Signed Print|
Black Wire Plant (1998) is a signed etching by David Hockney demonstrating how the genre of still life encouraged the artist’s experimentations with a variety of styles, mediums, and techniques. The print depicts a small pot with a wire plant that blooms lavishly against a plain, grey background. The simplistic composition is yet another variation on the same scene as Hockney depicted the wire plant in an identical arrangement in Red Wire Plant (1998) with the use of bold red tones.
Throughout his career, Hockney has worked in etching, lithography, aquatint and intaglio techniques. The artist continually expanded his printmaking practice and collaborated with such influential printers as Ken Tyler, Maurice Payne, and Aldo Crommelynck. With his artistic output evolving from traditional methods of painting through to printmaking and recently, computer and iPad drawings, Hockney established himself as a versatile artist, constantly seeking new ways of seeing and depicting the environment close to him. To achieve a fine detail and precision of contour in Black Wire Plant, Hockney used such unconventional etching tools as wire wool. The print demonstrates Hockney’s inventive approach to printmaking and, thus, reaffirms his status among the rich lineage of artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso who saw in printmaking a unique opportunity to achieve a new quality of the figurative image.