Made at a time when Hockney was experimenting with composite photographs, this complex, forty-two colour lithograph contains multiple representations of the sitter in an armchair and uses the strong primary colours which are typical of the artist's work of this period. For one of the two representations of Celia's face Hockney uses an image taken from his portrait of Celia made for the cover of the December 1985 - January 1986 issue of French Vogue. The second head is taken from the lithograph Red Celia, 1984 (Tate Gallery P20109). An Image of Celia is one of several prints in which the influence of Picasso on Hockney's art is explicit.
Nikos Stangos (ed.), David Hockney by David Hockney, London 1976
David Hockney: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 1988, pp.50-1, reproduced in colour
Marco Livingstone, David Hockney: Etchings and Lithographs, exhibition catalogue, Waddington Graphics, London 1988, reproduced pl.92 in colour