David HockneyWhite Lines Dancing in Printing Ink 1991

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David Hockney (born 1937)
White Lines Dancing in Printing Ink
Date 1991
MediumLithograph on paper
Dimensionsimage: 676 x 968 mm support: 741 x 998 mm
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Not on display


White Lines Dancing in Printing Ink is a colour lithograph on white paper produced by David Hockney working in collaboration with Tyler Graphics, New York. The composition comprises a curvilinear pattern in stark white derived from one continuous, looping line that snakes over a dark, blue and purple background. The blue and purple finish loosely at the edges and traces of splattered or dripped ink appear within the margins of the frame, particularly along the right side. The image was printed in an edition of thirty-five.

Hockney’s career has been characterised by an interest in the use of new technologies, and developing the possibilities of different mediums to create images, including, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, fax and photocopying machines and computer software… (read more)

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