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David Hockney: Henry Avoiding The Sun - Signed Print
Henry Avoiding The Sun Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: At Rest - Signed Print
At Rest Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: Peter Washing, Belgrade, September - Signed Print
Peter Washing, Belgrade, September Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: Peter Showering In Paris - Signed Print
Peter Showering In Paris Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: Hangchow - Signed Print
Hangchow Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: Four Images - Signed Print
Four Images Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: Herrenhauser Park, Hannover - Signed Print
Herrenhauser Park, Hannover Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: John St Clair Swimming - Signed Print
John St Clair Swimming Signed Print 
David Hockney

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David Hockney: My Parents - Signed Print
My Parents Signed Print 
David Hockney

£4,000-£6,000 Guide

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Critical Review

Although more well-known for his photo-collages, Hockney’s Photographs series offer an intimate glimpse into his personal life, friends and trips.

Many of these were taken as records of trips, such as Sian 15-23, which shows two figures walking on a path by a shrine, as seen from behind a bamboo blind. Wuxi 35-9, Wuxi 45-7 and Wuxi 40-12, also dating to 1981, appear to have been taken on the same trip to China and we can see him picking out important details such as chairs, tables, ashtrays and plants that feature heavily in his prints and paintings.

Perhaps Hockney’s most famous photographic series, however, is Twenty Photographic Pictures which is mostly made up of sun bleached images of California, including three shots of a swimming pool, with a few notable exceptions. A portrait of the artist’s parents standing on their doorstep in Bradford offers a sharp contrast to the pastel tones of LA, Malibu and Santa Monica, while a perfectly composed image of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris feels like a nod to Seurat and a reminder of how Hockney used his camera to test compositions for paintings and prints. The interior shots in the series showcase his ongoing fascination with the male nude while a picture of a desk set up with a still life of a lemon and the drawing of it beneath, or a photograph of a painting in his studio, gives us an insight into his practice.

Elsewhere Hockney uses photography to capture his beloved dachshunds, whom he painted and reproduced in print many times over the course of his career, providing an alternative to working from life with difficult models.