THE BEGINNING FROM 'ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FOURTEEN POEMS FROM C.P CAVAFY'

1966

Hockney, David
Cafavy's poem evokes an artist who, in the future, will be inspired by the memory of a sexual encounter. 'Nevertheless, how the artist’s life has gained. Tomorrow, the day after, or through the years he’ll write powerful lines, that here was their beginning.' A photograph in which the men look with confidence at the viewer, was Hockney's source for this image.
  • Artwork Details: 56.8 x 39.6cm Image, 35 x 22.4cm
  • Edition: 46/75
  • Material description: Etching
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC5/1967

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