7 February 2008
David Hockney (b. 1937)
Fires of Furious Desire (Scottish Arts Council 5)
etching and aquatint, 1961, on Crisbrook laid paper, signed and in pencil, aside from the edition of 75 (there were also 16 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London, 1969, with wide margins, discolouration at the sheet edges, generally in good condition, framed
Plate 144 x 274 mm., Sheet 283 x 385 mm.
Acquired directly from the artist.
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This print has been described by Hockney as 'a little self-portrait' (David Hockney, David Hockney, London, 1976, p. 64). It is based on the poem O Flames of Furious Desire by William Blake.
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