Hockney Paints the Stage, 1983


Original painting in acrylic, watercolor and ink held inside hardback monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage"

10.50 x 19.50 x 2.00 in

26.7 x 49.5 x 5.1 cm

Unique Work

Hand signed by Hockney. Inscribed by Hockney. Also signed and inscribed by the famed director of the Walker Art Museum, Martin Friedman.


About The Work

This is an extraordinary one of a kind Hockney painting, with impressive provenance in that is not only hand signed by David Hockney, but held in a monograph that has also been inscribed by Martin Friedman - the Walker Museum's legendary former Director. It is stunning, unique hand signed painting, done in ink, gouache and watercolor, depicting an entire stage set spreading across the bound two-page title page of the hardback monograph "Hockney Paints the Stage", published by Abbeville Press. The painting features a man doing a dance routine amongst an amazingly detailed theatrical background complete with green costumed figures - just like the one on the front cover of the book. Hockney dedicates this painting "For Harriet and Ed", and signs it in ink. Harriet and Ed Spencer are former heads of the Board of Trustees of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. But there's more. To the left of the painting, on the top left corner, the book is also, exceptionally signed and inscribed by the author- the legendary Martin Friedman, the longtime Director of the Walker Art Center - who, over the course of three decades, famously helped turn the Walker into a world class institution. Martin Friedman has inscribed this book to Harriet and Ed Spencer, former leading members of the Walker's Board of Trustees.

Courtesy of Alpha 137

About David Hockney

From The Magazine

  • Provenance: Estate of Harriet & Ed Spencer, former Trustees of the Walker Art Center

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