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Rain

Print
1973 (printed and published)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

David Hockney first visited California in 1964 and visited and worked there from time to time until he decided in 1978 to settle there permanently. In 1965 he worked on A Hollywood Collection, a suite of prints, with master printer Ken Tyler, who ran the printmaking studio Gemini GEL. The Weather Series was the second major suite made at Gemini and in part is inspired by the representation of weather in Japanese prints. Here, he has wittily caused the printing ink to 'overflow' from the picture plane into the margin around the image.


Object details
Category
Object type
Additional titleThe Weather Series (series title)
Materials and techniques
Colour lithograph and screenprint on paper
Brief description
David Hockney 'Rain' from the suite of 6 plates entitled 'The Weather Series' 1973
Physical description
A group of oval rings or ellipses with concentric rings in blue; ink dripping out of the picture plane onto the margin.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 99.4cm
  • Sheet width: 84.5cm
Production typeLimited edition
Copy number
50/98
Marks and inscriptions
David Hockney 73/ Rain / 50/98 (Signed and dated in green crayon, inscribed with title in red crayon and numbered in green crayon.)
Production
Catalogue Raisonné: N= Nottingham: Midland Group Galleries: 'David Hockney Prints 1954-1977.' Nottingham 1979
Subject depicted
Summary
David Hockney first visited California in 1964 and visited and worked there from time to time until he decided in 1978 to settle there permanently. In 1965 he worked on A Hollywood Collection, a suite of prints, with master printer Ken Tyler, who ran the printmaking studio Gemini GEL. The Weather Series was the second major suite made at Gemini and in part is inspired by the representation of weather in Japanese prints. Here, he has wittily caused the printing ink to 'overflow' from the picture plane into the margin around the image.
Associated objects
Bibliographic references
  • N. 137: N= Nottingham: Midland Group Galleries: 'David Hockney Prints 1954-1977' Nottingham, 1979. Photocopies of the printing documentation are available for reference in the Departmental fies under Hockney. These show signatures of the printers involved [information taken from old paper catalogue sheets]
  • Taken from Departmental Circulation Registers: 1975
  • Print Documentation from Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, signed by Master Printer Kenneth Tyler and David Hockney Taken from Departmental Circulation Registers: 1975
Other number
N.137
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.60-1975

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Record createdMarch 21, 2008
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