David Hockney (Born 1937)
Title: Man reading Stendahl, July 1986
Medium: Home Made print, 1986, printed on 2 sheets of 100% rag Arches Text 120g laid paper, (watermarked) with an office copy machine, Signed and dated in pencil , with chop mark, lower right
Size: 14” x 8.5” inches; 356 x 216 mms
Note: Hockney used technology to explore mark-making and picture-making in a variety of new ways, and his experiments with Xerox printing were just the start. ‘I’ve always been interested in printing as a medium, and also as a medium through which my work can be known — can reach a public’
Marie-Henri Beyle, better known by his pen name Stendhal, was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir and La Chartreuse de Parme, he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the early and foremost practitioners of realism.
References: Tokyo Catalogue “David Hockney prints 1954 - 1995” number 302
The David Hockney Foundation: https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/artwork/1786
Printed & Published: By the artist himself
Condition: A PRISTINE example of this rare print. Recently carefully framed with photo-corners, the print had previously been kept in a solander box for the entirety of its life, having fresh and bright colours precisely as printed.
Public Collections: LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)