Peter

David Hockney

Peter Schlesinger was an 18-year-old student at UCLA when he met David Hockney, who was teaching a summer class at the university. They began a long affair with Schlesinger travelling with Hockney between LA and London, where he enrolled at the Slade School of Art. Whilst with Hockney, he often modelled for the artist and appears in some of his greatest early works, including Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), Peter Schlesinger with Polaroid Camera and Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool.

Schlesinger went on to pursue his own career as a visual artist, creating sculptures, paintings, and photographs.

Artist
David Hockney (b.1937)
Title
Peter
Medium
Etching and aquatint, on J. Green wove paper
Date
1969
Sheet size
92.5 x 71.0 cm: 36 3/8 x 27 15/16 in.
Edition
From the edition of 75, signed, numbered and dated by the artist
Printer
Printed by Maurice Payne, London
Publisher
Petersburg Press, London
Literature
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and Tankosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Publ., David Hockney Prints 1954-1995, 1996, cat. no. 107, p.85, (illus.)
Scottish Arts Council 110
Reference
A21-16 / C12-01
Status
Available for sale
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