David Hockney
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / DACS, London 2009

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David Hockney 1974
  • Artist Rooms
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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Pop Art

An art movement of the 1950s to the 1970s that was primarily based in Britain and the United States. Pop artists are so called because of their use of imagery from popular culture. They also introduced techniques and materials from the commercial world, such as screen-printing, to fine art practice.

Pop Art

Details

  • Acc. No. AR00592
  • Medium Graphite on paper
  • Size 10.40 x 71.00 cm
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008