David Hockney (Born 1937)
Title: Joe McDonald (s.9484) - Framer
Medium: Original Lithograph in black & white , 1976, worked on a stone and an aluminium plate with crayon.on Arches mould made buff paper, signed and dated by the artist in blue crayon , lower left, chop mark lower right
Note: In 1976 the artist worked with Gemini G.E.L on a series of lithographs of “Friends”. These were portraits of Evans, the fashion model, The American film director Billy Wilder and many others. Our example is of Joe McDonald (1945 - 1983, the male fashion model from New York. Joe was a very successful personage in the fashion scene and died young , tragically, of Aids, This lithograph also exists on poster form. It was made to publicise an exhibition in Germany in the summer of 1979.
Edition: 44/99 There were also 32 artists proofs.
Published by: Gemini G.E.L in 1976
Printed by: Serge Lazingoit and Edward Henderson in Los Angeles
Size: 42 x 29 1/2 in, 105 x 74.9 cm
References: M.C.A.T (Tokyo) 164
Scottish Arts Council Number 175
David Hockney Foundation: The David Hockney Foundation, Friends, https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/series/friends-gemini-gel-1976-portfolio, accessed September 23, 2021
Provenance: Private Collection, Ontario
Public Collections: Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
National Gallery of Art, New York