Hockney, David

1981 Original Exhibition Poster - "Les Mamelles de Tirésias", David Hockney, Galerie Claude Bernard

$200.00
  • 1981 Original Exhibition Poster - "Les Mamelles de Tirésias", David Hockney, Galerie Claude Bernard

Hockney, David

1981 Original Exhibition Poster - "Les Mamelles de Tirésias", David Hockney, Galerie Claude Bernard

$200.00

Date: 1981
Size:  17 x 24.5 inches
Artist: Hockney, David 

This beautiful poster was produced for an exhibition of David Hockney's work at Galerie Claude Bernard in the Summer of 1981. The works exhibited were designs for set decor and costumes for 'Les mamelles de tirésias l'enfant et les sortilèges parade' at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

According to imitatemodern.com, "Hockney has a trail of greatness behind him. In 2009, his painting Beverly Hills Housewife was sold for around $8 million, still a record for his work. He was awarded the Infinity Award in 1985 for his photography, and the prestigious The Royal Photographic Society’s Progress medal in 1988. In 1990, Hockney was offered a knighthood, but he declined. In January 2012 he accepted the Order of Merit. In 2011, in a poll of more than 1,000 British artists, Hockney was voted the most influential British artist of all time, and rightly so!"

In the early 1980s, Hockney began to produce photo collages — which in his early explorations within his photo albums he referred to as "joiners"—first using Polaroid prints and subsequently 35mm commercially processed color prints. Using Polaroid snaps or photo lab-prints of a single subject, Hockney arranged a patchwork to make a composite image. Because the photographs are taken from different perspectives and at slightly different times, the result is work that has an affinity with Cubism one of Hockney's primary aims—discussing the way human vision works. 

Exhibition poster in excellent condition. Ready to frame.