IN DESPAIR FROM 'ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FOURTEEN POEMS FROM C.P CAVAFY'

1966

Hockney, David
Cavafy writes in his poem of a man's yearning for the lover who has left him: 'The other wished-he said- he wished to save himself from that stigmatized pleasure, so unwholesome; from that stigmatized pleasure, in its shame. There was still time, he said- time to save himself.' Hockney identified with the strength of feeling in Cavafy's work, recognising parallels in his own experiences.
  • Artwork Details: Paper Size, 56.9 x 40cm Print Size, 35 x 22cm
  • Edition: 50/75
  • Material description: etching
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC2/1966

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