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.
The Student: Homage to Picasso by David Hockney, 1973
© David Hockney
- 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.