FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
H O C K N E Y
G R A P H I C S 1 9 6 5 1 9 9 5
MAY 15TH JUNE 19th, 2004
Leslie Sacks Fine Art
11640 San Vicente Blvd. (Brentwood), Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.820-9448, Fax 310.2071757
Web site, <http://www.lesliesacks.com>
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Hours, Monday Saturday, 10am 6pm
David Hockney (b. 1937), Celia, 8365 Melrose Avenue, 1973
Lithograph in black on Arches mould made paper, edition of 46, 47 x 31 5/8 inches
David Hockney has worked in a wide variety of media including painting, graphics, photography and theater design as well as a versatile selection of subject matter ranging from famous portraits to the swimming pools and landscapes of Southern California.
The exhibition at Leslie Sacks Fine Art highlights Hockneys graphic work between 1965 and 1995, during which time he experimented with numerous highly distinctive styles. His simplified still lives made during the mid-1960s were a rebellion against his academic training - such as his work A PICTURE OF A STILL LIFE THAT HAS AN ELABORATE SILVER FRAME, from A HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION 1965. However Hockney, known as a draftsman, embraced his highly refined academic drawing style during the 1970s with such acclaimed portraits as CELIA, 8365 MELROSE AVENUE. 1973. By the mid-90s, Hockney was making fully abstract color oriented works wherein he experimented with intense color fields producing op-art like effects. GOING ROUND from SOME MORE NEW PRINTS 1993 is an excellent example.
We look forward to this exhibition being a tremendous success and, as always, we look forward to supplying images upon request.