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Man in a Museum (or You're in the Wrong Movie)

© David Hockney. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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David Hockney had just graduated from the Royal College of Art, and was enjoying a new wave of confidence; it was at this time, he felt, 'I became aware as an artist.' That summer, in an article for Ark, the RCA journal, Dick Smith remarked, 'Hockney as a personality is bound up with his paintings. The paintings serve as letters, or diary jottings or mementoes; the figures are portraits; events portrayed did happen.

British Council Collection

London


Date

1962

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 147.3 x W 152.4 cm

Accession number

P1494

Acquisition method

purchased from R. B. Mayer, Chicago, 1971

Work type

Painting


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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