Hockney created 39 etchings for the series 'Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm'. The etching plates were hand-drawn by David Hockney in London between May and November 1969, proofed by Maurice Payne and printed by Piet Clement on W.S.Hodgkinson paper. This is a proof. Published by the Petersburg Press in association with the Kasmin Gallery in 1970.
For this series Hockney selected six stories from the 220 by the Brothers Grimm, which he'd delighted in since childhood. These include 'The Little Sea Hare', 'Fundevogel', 'Rapunzel', 'The Boy who left Home to learn Fear', 'Old Rinkrank' and 'Rumpelstilzchen'. Hockney stated, "They're fascinating, the little stories, told in a very very simple, direct, straightforward language and style, it was this simplicity that attracted me. They cover quite a strange range of experience, from the magical to the moral."
riding around on a cooking spoon (rumpelstilzchen),
proof in addition to the edition of 400
now in stunning 60's french painted frame
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etching, aquatint & drypoint
164 x 252
Reference Tokyo 104
Collections British Museum, London, V & A, London, MOMA, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Stedelijk, Amsterdam