Hockney in Los Angeles: Iconic prints from the 70’s and 80’s at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

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LOS ANGELES, CA.- This exhibition at Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood, highlights a select group of David Hockney’s prints made in Los Angeles during the 1970’s and 1980’s. Hockney’s rise to fame took place after he moved to the U.S. from England, ensconced himself in Los Angeles and became the L.A. art scene’s favorite adopted son. This period of time, the 1970’s and 1980’s, was concurrent with the print revival that began in L.A. before his arrival with June Wayne’s founding of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1960, and the subsequent founding of Gemini G.E.L., one of L.A.’s most prominent publishers, where Hockney made many of his iconic prints. It seems Hockney made a concerted effort in the 1960s to reject the polished skills he’d acquired in art school, but in the 1970’s he returned to a classic style of draftsmanship, as evidenced by Celia, 8365 Melrose Avenue (the