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.

Details

Medium:
Ground etching with sugar aquatint
Dimensions:
76 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £10,500)
Acquired in:
1992
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Waddington Graphics.

Venue details

The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Walk, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 5AW 01924 247360 www.hepworthwakefield.org

Entry details

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