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David Hockney's Grimms Fairytales

David Hockney's Grimms Fairytales

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Gerrish Fine Art is delighted to present a group of ten hand-signed etchings from David Hockney’s Grimms Fairytales suite.

Hockney created 39 etchings for the series 'Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm'. The etching plates were hand-drawn by David Hockney in London between May and November 1969, proofed by Maurice Payne and printed by Piet Clement on W.S.Hodgkinson paper. Published by the Petersburg Press in association with the Kasmin Gallery in 1970.

For this series Hockney selected six stories from the 220 by the Brothers Grimm, which he'd delighted in since childhood. These include 'The Little Sea Hare', 'Fundevogel', 'Rapunzel', 'The Boy who left Home to learn Fear', 'Old Rinkrank' and 'Rumpelstilzchen'. 

Image: Detail of David Hockney, Cold Water about to hit the Prince, Etching & Aquatint, 1969

They're fascinating, the little stories, told in a very very simple, direct, straightforward language and style, it was this simplicity that attracted me. They cover quite a strange range of experience, from the magical to the moral. 

- David Hockney

David Hockney

Home

Etching

45.6 x 31 cm (18 x 12.2 in)

£20000 

David Hockney

The Haunted Castle

Etching & Aquatint

61.3 x 44 cm (24.13 x 17.32 in)

£5500

This portrait is the first image of the series. Catherina Dorothea Viehmann was a German storyteller, her stories were an important source for the fairytales collected by the Brothers Grimm.

David Hockney

Cold Water about to hit the Prince 

Etching & Aquatint

62 x 45 cm (24.4 x 17.7 in)

£5500

David Hockney

The Boy Hidden in an Egg

 Etching, Aquatint and Drypoint

31 x 31 cm (12.2 x 12.2 in)

£4950

David Hockney

The Sexton disguised as a Ghost

Etching & Aquatint

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£4500

David Hockney

The Tower had one Window

Etching & Aquatint

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£3500

David Hockney

He Tore Himself in Two

Etching & Aquatint

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£3000

David Hockney

Gold

Etching

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£3000

David Hockney

Pleading for the Child

Etching

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£2500

David Hockney

Old Rinkrank threatens the Princess

Etching & Aquatint

45 x 31 cm (17.7 x 12.2 in)

£2500

David Hockney (b.1937)

David Hockney is widely acknowledged to be Britain's greatest practitioner of the graphic arts. He began with lithography in 1954, as a sixteen-year-old student at the Bradford College of Art, and has gone on to master etching and even the fax machine, producing continuously experimental and vital graphic work for over 6 decades.

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