The Student: Homage to Picasso by David Hockney

David Hockney's fascination with Picasso began in 1960 as a student at the Royal College of Art, and from then on he has increasingly acknowledged the influence on his work of Picasso's art and of Picasso as a model of creative freedom.


Ground etching with sugar aquatint
76 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £10,500)
Acquired in:
Waddington Graphics

In this work, Hockney approaches Picasso in the manner of a student carrying his portfolio for inspection, represented as a giant sculptured head on a column. Wakefield Art Gallery is currently closed and will open in 2011 as The Hepworth Wakefield.


Waddington Graphics.

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The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Walk, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 5AW 01924 247360

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