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David Hockney: The Blue Guitar (complete portfolio) - Signed Print

The Blue Guitar (complete portfolio)
Signed Print

David Hockney


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Etching, 1976
Signed Print Edition of 200
H 53cm x W 46cm

Critical Review

These strange compositions are filled with unreadable symbols, offering a dreamlike encounter with the poems of Wallace Stevens, who was not the first poet Hockney had been inspired by. In 1967 he published the series Illustrations For Fourteen Poems By C.P. Cavafywhich was again a loose interpretation of a body of work by the Greek homosexual poet. Even earlier, in 1961, Hockney had produced a print entitled Myself and My Heroes where he portrayed himself alongside American poet Walt Whitman and Gandhi.

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