David Hockney - Pearblossom Hwy 11 - 18th April 1986 #2 - Poster

  • Poster featuring David Hockney's iconic Pearblossom Hwy.

    - Dimensions: 40 inches x 30 inches 
    - Posters are rolled and tubed for shipping
    - Printed in Los Angeles
    - Item #: HOCKPO3

    The almost eight hundred photographs in this collage were created on-site in California’s Antelope Valley over eight days, and the resulting composition, which rivals the size of his paintings, encapsulates  Hockney’s understanding of photography as “drawing with a camera.” By taking close-ups of individual objects in the desert landscape, he introduces multiple viewpoints that activate the scene and engage viewers, who similarly experience it over an extended period of time as their eyes take in each detail. This work was originally commissioned, but ultimately rejected, by  Vanity Fair for a story about the monotony of the road as experienced by the characters in Vladimir Nabokov’s novel  Lolita.

    Pearblossom Hwy., 11 - 18th April 1986, #2
    David Hockney (British, born 1937)
    Collage of chromogenic prints
    181.6 × 271.8 cm (71 1/2 × 107 in.)
    97.XM.39
    © 1986 David Hockney

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