THE SHOP WINDOW OF A TOBACCO STORE FROM 'ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FOURTEEN POEMS FROM C.P CAVAFY'

1966

Hockney, David
A tobacco shop provides the setting for the beginnings of a sexual encounter in Cavafy's poem: 'Quite by chance their glances happened to meet, and timorously, hesitantly expressed the illicit longing of their flesh.' Hockney uses one of his Beirut drawings as the architectural setting for this scene.
  • Artwork Details: 35 x 22cm
  • Edition: 50/75
  • Material description: etching
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC3/1966

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