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  • Place of origin:

    California (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour xerox on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mark Haworth-Booth

  • Museum number:

    E.1142-1992

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 68, box D

This Christmas greetings card, a colour xerox of an image by Hockney, was sent to his friends by the artist in 1991. The image of a landscape with great chunks missing from the hills, combined with the caption: Try and have a merry Christmas this year, 1991' is clearly an allusion to the absence of loved ones who have died through having contracted AIDS.

Physical description

A Christmas card depicting an abstracted multi coloured image of a landscape with great chunks missing from the hills. The card is captioned 'TRY AND HAVE / A MERRY CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR 1991'.

Place of Origin

California (made)

Date

1991 (made)

Artist/maker

Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour xerox on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'love from David and all at 7506'
Inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 21.7 cm sheet, Width: 35.6 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print by David Hockney, Christmas card with the caption 'Try and Have a Merry Christmas This Year 1991', colour xerox, California 1991

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1992

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Photocopying

Subjects depicted

Hills; Landscape; AIDS

Categories

Christmas; Death; Greeting cards

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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