Contemporary Print Market Report
David Hockney: Growing - Signed Print

Growing
Signed Print

David Hockney

POA

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Screenprint, 1986
Signed Print Edition of 44

Critical Review

In this print, the artist moves away from the tradition of naturalist representations of still life and depicts a vase of flowers in an overly simplified, childlike manner. With their abundant corollas resting on jarringly thick stems, the flowers appear far too large in proportion to the vase. Their heavy appearance contrasts with a wide range of drawings and paintings, in which Hockney brings out the subtlety of the floral subject matter. The work was executed on an office copy machine and belongs to Home Made Prints, a series of thematically diverse works, including Celia With Chair (1986) and Man Reading Stendhal (1986). The artist has said in the context of photocopying that inspired Home Made Prints: “In fact, this is the closest I’ve ever come in printing to what it’s like to paint: I can put something down, evaluate it, alter it, revise it, all in a matter of seconds.”

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