Afternoon Swimming

David Hockney

Upon arriving in Los Angeles in the 1960s one particular feature of the architecture, previously only seen in black and white photographs, struck Hockney with fresh intensity: "as we flew in over Los Angeles I looked down to see blue swimming pools all over". Hockney had discovered his great subject, and the swimming pool would become the setting for many of his major paintings of the 1960s and 1970s. His interest continued through series such as the Paper Pools, and Lithographs made of Water and Lines. Afternoon Swimming is a celebrated 1979 rendering and one of the most prized of his lithographs of the subject.

Artist
David Hockney (b.1937)
Title
Afternoon Swimming
Medium
Lithograph, on Arches Cover mould-made paper
Date
1979
Sheet Size
31 5/8 x 39 1/2 in : 80.5 x 100.5 cm
Edition
From the edition of 55, signed and dated by the artist in pencil
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York
Exhibited
David Hockney, Helsingin Taidehalli / Kunsthalle Helsinki, August 17th - November 18th, 2018
Literature
Tokyo 233
Reference
A17-72
Status
No longer available

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