David Hockney, O.M., C.H., R.A. (b. 1937)
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David Hockney, O.M., C.H., R.A. (b. 1937)

Peter Langan Sleeping

David Hockney, O.M., C.H., R.A. (b. 1937)
Peter Langan Sleeping
signed with initials and dated 'DH./78' (lower right) and inscribed 'Peter/Langan.' (upper right) and dated '29th APRIL/1978' (on the reverse)
ink on a Langan's menu
8 x 11 ½ in. (20.2 x 29.1 cm.)
Special notice

Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Lot Essay

In 1966 Peter Langan became co-owner and chef of Odin's Restaurant on Devonshire Street. Langan lived in a nearby flat in Marylebone and the apartment below was rented by the artists Patrick Procktor, Patrick Caulfield, John Hoyland and David Hockney. Procktor became a regular at the restaurant and introduced Hockney to the restaurateur who was happy to exchange food for their pictures.

"To find a restaurant close at hand which was not only welcoming but extremely good, and to boot, that bought one's paintings in exchange for food, was a thrill both for David and for me. David introduced Ron Kitaj...and Peter's career as the most successful restaurateur of our time began." (R.Buckle (ed.), Self Portrait with Friends: the selected Diaries of Cecil Beaton, 1926-74, London, 1979, p. 166).

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