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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
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.