David Hockney: Print Room

RedHouse Originals is proud to present a carefully curated collection of original prints by one of the world’s most influential living artists, David Hockney.

The exhibition will include rare works from Hockney’s time at the Royal College of Art, selected works from the 1960s and a small group of lithographs and etchings from the 1970s.

David Hockney: Print Room explores the development of colour and subject matter within Hockney’s printmaking from 1961-77. The earliest example on show is the seminal ‘Myself and My Heroes’; an etching with aquatint printed at the Royal College in 1961. This was an important breakthrough for the artist, both personally and stylistically. Hockney read Walt Whitman between terms in the summer of 1960 and the appearance of the author (alongside Gandhi and a self portrait) displayed a burgeoning passion for literature, a theme that would become prevalent in later work.

The exhibition also documents the artist’s fascination with Pablo Picasso. Throughout his career Hockney has increasingly acknowledged the influence of Picasso’s art and notion of creative freedom and this is highlighted with ‘What is This Picasso?’; a stunning etching with aquatint from the 1976-77 series The Blue Guitar: Etchings By David Hockney Who Was Inspired By Wallace Stevens Who Was Inspired By Pablo Picasso.

All works available to view and purchase until 31st May 2014.