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DAVID HOCKNEY; United Kingdom
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DAVID HOCKNEY; United Kingdom

OSSIE CLARK, POWIS TERRACE, LONDON

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DAVID HOCKNEY; United Kingdom
OSSIE CLARK, POWIS TERRACE, LONDON
1968, pencil on paper, signed with initials, inscribed and dated 'Ossie Powis Terrace/Jan '68/DH' lower right
16¾ x 13¾in (42.5 x 34.9cm.)
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with Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York
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Hockney moved into a large flat in Notting Hill's Powis Terrace in 1962, a home which he could for the first time use as a studio. Works that were drawn there of people were not considered to be portraits but simply drawings of friends, people who were part of his life. Ossie Clark (1942-1996), a leading figure in the field of British fashion design, was one of these friends. Hockney drew and painted him on many occasions culminating in the important double portrait, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, 1970-71 (Tate Gallery). The present drawing portrays one of Hockney's most important sitters at a time when his work had become synonymous with Sixties London.
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