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Photo
Collages

In the early ’80s Hockney began experimenting with photo collages. The works in this series reflect Hockney’s long running interest in optics and perspective and sees him extend it onto family members and friends as well as landscapes and interiors. What he saw as a fixed viewpoint became something fluid and dynamic when doubled endlessly to create a composite image.

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The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo Signed Print 
David Hockney

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An Evening At Christophers, Santa Monica - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
An Evening At Christophers, Santa Monica Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Anne And David, Central Park, N.Y. Dec - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Anne And David, Central Park, N.Y. Dec Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David And Ann On The Subway, N.Y., Nov. 28 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
David And Ann On The Subway, N.Y., Nov. 28 Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Freda Bringing Ann & Me A Cup Of Tea - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Freda Bringing Ann & Me A Cup Of Tea Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Walking In The Zen Garden At The Ryoanji Temple - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Walking In The Zen Garden At The Ryoanji Temple Signed Print 
David Hockney

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The Grand Canyon South Rim With Rail, Oct 1982 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
The Grand Canyon South Rim With Rail, Oct 1982 Signed Print 
David Hockney

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The Desk - Signed Print by David Hockney 1984 - MyArtBroker
The Desk Signed Print 
David Hockney

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The Brooklyn Bridge - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
The Brooklyn Bridge Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Sunday Morning Nov 28th 1982 Mayflower Hotel N.Y - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Sunday Morning Nov 28th 1982 Mayflower Hotel N.Y Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Nude, 17th June - Signed Print by David Hockney 1984 - MyArtBroker
Nude, 17th June Signed Print 
David Hockney

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My Mother Sleeping, Los Angeles - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
My Mother Sleeping, Los Angeles Signed Print 
David Hockney

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My Mother, Los Angeles, Dec - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
My Mother, Los Angeles, Dec Signed Print 
David Hockney

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My Mother, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, November - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
My Mother, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, November Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Merced River, Yosemite Valley - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Merced River, Yosemite Valley Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Luncheon At The British Embassy, Tokyo, February 16th 1983 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Luncheon At The British Embassy, Tokyo, February 16th 1983 Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Gregory Watching The Snow Fall, Kyoto, Feb 21st 1983 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Gregory Watching The Snow Fall, Kyoto, Feb 21st 1983 Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Graffiti Palace, New York - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Graffiti Palace, New York Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Gregory Reading In Kyoto - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Gregory Reading In Kyoto Signed Print 
David Hockney

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George, Blanche, Celia, Albert And Percy, London, January - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
George, Blanche, Celia, Albert And Percy, London, January Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Billy Wilder Lighting His Cigar - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Billy Wilder Lighting His Cigar Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Canal And Road, Kyoto - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Canal And Road, Kyoto Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Christopher Isherwood Talking To Bob Holman - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Christopher Isherwood Talking To Bob Holman Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Gregory And Shinro - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Gregory And Shinro Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Gregory Loading His Camera, Kyoto, Feb. 1983 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1983 - MyArtBroker
Gregory Loading His Camera, Kyoto, Feb. 1983 Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Grand Canyon, Arizona With My Shadow - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Grand Canyon, Arizona With My Shadow Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Meaning & Analysis

Always one to experiment with the boundaries of a medium, Hockney’s almost-cubist Photo Collages play with perspective and fragmentation.

Always one to experiment with the boundaries of a medium, Hockney’s almost-cubist Photo Collages play with perspective and fragmentation. He had long been interested in photography and its potential to fragment a scene into its disparate parts but while earlier collages saw him arranging photographs in a grid, in these later works he overlays the images to create a Cubist effect. He called these works ‘joiners’. Allowing for movement and fluidity in perspective Hockney believed these pieces were closer to how the eye actually sees, whereas one image, taken by a lens from just one angle, cannot come anywhere near the physical perception of a person, object or scene.

The works in this collection reflect Hockney’s long running interest in optics and perspective and sees him extend it onto family members and friends as well as landscapes and interiors. We are presented with familiar figures from his prints such as Ann Upton, Celia Birtwell and Gregory Evans as well as familiar settings such as the Grand Canyon and the pool of his home in Los Angeles. Whereas before Hockney had dismissed photography as ‘All right if you don’t mind looking at the world from the point of view of a paralysed cyclops-for a split second,’ here we see him engaged in a new fascination with the medium. After so long challenging himself across the mediums of paint and print it is unsurprising that he would finally come round to the medium that descends is often described as ‘drawing with light’. What he saw as a fixed viewpoint became something fluid and dynamic when doubled endlessly to create a composite image.

With works such as Freda Bringing Ann & Me A Cup Of Tea he pushes the medium even further, allowing the coloured background to add another element to the composition, while details of the scene spiral out from the middle. Meanwhile in George, Blanche, Celia, Albert And Percy, London, January the traditional family portrait is subverted, the many photographs adding layers of time and movement, documenting changes in expression and light, to become a tableau vivant.

One of Hockney’s most famous works in this collection is Walking In The Zen Garden At The Ryoanji Temple, which shows the famous Japanese garden only lightly fragmented, its quiet seriousness lifted by the repetition of the mismatched red and black socks at the bottom of the frame. This way of making prints became a crucial part of Hockney’s work while travelling and there are a number of photo collages from Japan as well as numerous road trips in America, including a composite image of the view from the south rim of the Grand Canyon which adds another layer of complexity to this already unfathomable landscape.