TWO BOYS AGED 23 OR 24 FROM 'ILLUSTRATIONS FOR FOURTEEN POEMS FROM C.P CAVAFY'

1966

Hockney, David
In Cavafy's poem, two hard-up young lovers celebrate a card win by renting a room in a 'house of vice': '‘All joy and potency, feeling and beauty, they went-not to the houses of their upstanding families (where, at any rate, they were no longer wanted)' This drawing was based on a photograph of Hockney's friends, the artists Mo McDermott and Dale Chisman, in bed. The striking bed cover was created using aquatint, an etching process that gives areas of softer tone to an image.
  • Artwork Details: 60 x 40cm Image, 35.6 x 22.6cm
  • Edition: 49/75
  • Material description: etching
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Print
  • Accession number: ACC4/1966

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