This witty, simple line commemorates the marriage of Hockney's friends David
Graves and Ann Upton. While on holiday in Hawaii, the couple decided to get married, and Hockney became their wedding photographer. He produced a wall-sized photographic of the occasion, The Wedding of David and Ann in Hawaii 20 May
(1983). Ann Upton met Hockney in 1960, and became his model around 1962. Graves met Hockney at the opening night of The Rake's Progress
at the Glyndebourne Opera, 1975, which Hockney designed. A practising , Graves was
working at the time as a restorer at Petersburg Press, with a studio opposite Hockney's in London. By the late 1970s he was working as Hockney's assistant, helping with stage sets and later with the preparation and editioning of Hockney's
composite . He began to appear in Hockney's from 1982 or 1983.
Marco Livingstone, essay and commentaries, David Hockney: Faces 1966-1984, exhibition catalogue, Laband Art Gallery, Los
David Hockney: A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles 1988, pp.62-3