Colour photograph collage on grey board in the artist's custom curved frame. Measuring 122 x 146 cm. Signed, titled and dated "Graffiti Palace N.Y. Dec 1982 #14 David Hockney" in white to the lower centre. Number fourteen of fifteen unique works.
An early example of a David Hockney photo collage (or 'joiner', as Hockney refers to them), a technique that Hockney explored extensively in the 1980s, made the year after he stopped creating grid-based polaroid collages in favour of layered rectangular photographic prints. The piece merges the objective realism of individual photographs with the surrealism of the warped space and form created by the collective photographs, invoking a distinctive sense of place and time. Exhibited: David Hockney: New Work with a Camera, at the Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, October - November 1983. Illustrated in colour on page 96 of David Hockney, An Art and Design Profile (Art & Design, Vol. 4, No. 1/2) edited by Andrea Constantine Papadakis, London 1988.
Stock code: 16066