by David Hockney
etching and aquatint, 1971
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (340 mm x 267 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), Painter. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist of 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- David Hockney (1937-), Artist. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter associated with 46 portraits.
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In 1971, Hamilton had one-man exhibitions in Vancouver, Milan, Amsterdam and Berlin. Earlier in the year, Hamilton had, with David Hockney, taken part in protests against the proposed museum admission charges in London. In a report of the protest, published in The Times, they were described as 'David Hockney (crisp mackintosh and blue gym shoes)' and 'Richard Hamilton (a jaunty cap and a naval manner)'.
Like Hamilton, Bradford-born Hockney is credited with widening the horizons of British art in the 1960s and 1970s. Hockney's portrait of Hamilton represents the period 1967-79 in which Hockney, experimenting with greater realism and naturalistic use of perspective, produced a number of portraits of friends and relations in various formats and scales.
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- Howgate, Sarah; Stern Shapiro, Barbara; Glazebrook; Mark; White, Edmund; Livingstone, Marco, David Hockney Portraits, 2006 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 October 2006 to 21 January 2007), p. 113
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 275