Jun 08, 2023 - Sale 2640

Sale 2640 - Lot 307

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Henry Reading the Newspaper.

Lithograph on Laurence Barker handmade paper, 1976. 620x460 mm; 24 1/2x18 1/8 inches (sheet), full margins. Signed and numbered 21/71 in orange pencil, lower left. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles. From Friends. A very good impression.

Hockney (born 1937) drew his close friend, curator Henry Geldzahler for this intimate lithograph. Other sitters who were drawn for the Friends portfolio include Gregory Evans, model Joe MacDonald, actress and writer Brooke Hopper (see lot 308), and director Billy Wilder. Geldzahler and Hockney met in 1963 in Andy Warhol's studio. Scottish Arts Council 197.