Lot 85 of 443:
David Hockney's A Rake's Progress  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$510
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
A Rake's Progress: A Poem in Five Sections

Author:
Posner, David

Place:
London

Publisher:
Lion and Unicorn Press

Date:
[1967]

Description:

[82] pp. With 16 two color half-tone plates after David Hockney. 36.7x38.5 cm (14½x15¼"), black cloth backed with a plastic strip, lettered on cover in grey, orange illustrated endpapers. 

"These etchings were begun in London in September 1961 after a visit to the United States. My intention was to make eight plates, keeping the titles originally invented by Hogarth, but moving the setting to New York...Altogether I made about thirty-five plates of which nineteen were abandoned, thus leaving these sixteen in the published set..."  - Hockney, Lion and Unicorn Press commissioned David Posner to write a poem on A Rake's Progress which was to be a work in its own right and not necessarily an illustration to David Hockney's prints.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light soiling to cover, a touch of corner wear; hints of sunning to edges, one small fore-edge tear; about near fine.


 
Item number:
306194
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