Jun 08, 2023 - Sale 2640

Sale 2640 - Lot 308

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Brooke Hopper.

Lithograph on buff Arches Cover paper, 1976. 965x171 mm; 38x28 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 43/92 in pencil, lower left. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with the blind stamp lower right. From Friends. A very good impression of this large lithograph.

Brooke Hayward is an actress, model, and writer. At the time of Hockney's Friends portfolio, she was married to actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Hayward were part of the elite Los Angeles social scene and surrounded themselves with a cadre of leading contemporary artists, including Hockney and Andy Warhol. Other sitters who were drawn for the Friends portfolio include Gregory Evans, model Joe MacDonald, curator Henry Geldzahler (see lot 307), and director Billy Wilder. Scottish Arts Council 177.