ARTIST ROOMS

Andy Warhol David Hockney 1974

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Artwork details

Artist
Andy Warhol 1928–1987
Title
David Hockney
Date 1974
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 1040 x 710 mm
Collection
Acquisition ARTIST ROOMS
Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
Reference
AR00592
Not on display

Online caption

This portrait is of the influential British artist David Hockney who played an important role in the Pop Art movement. A linear pencil drawing, the features and textures of Hockney’s hair and shirt have been reduced to abstract lines and shapes. It was almost certainly completed by the process of projecting a photograph on to a large sheet of paper, where Warhol would then draw around the areas of the image he wished to define. When the projector was switched off a unique portrait drawing would remain.

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