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This lithograph was made in 1964, the year Hockney moved to Los Angeles. From his fascination with the swimming pool culture of California, Hockney became interested in the challenge of depicting the appearance and movement of water. It is, says Hockney, 'an interesting formal problem to represent water, to describe water, because it can be anything - it can be any colour, it's movable, it has no set visual description.'

August 2004