Igor Stravinsky, Metropolitan Opera

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£1,200.00

Igor Stravinsky, Metropolitan Opera

£1,200.00

In stock

Additional information

Artist

David Hockney (b.1937)

Date

1981

Medium

Silkscreen

Size

37 x 17 in. (96 x 43 cm.)

Condition

A; not backed

Description

This posters was published to promote the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of a Stravinsky triple bill of The Rite of Spring, The Nightingale, and Oedipus Rex, with sets and costumes designed by Hockney.

This is one of the few Hockney posters designed entirely by Hockney himself.  Eric Shanes commented: ‘In keeping with the nature of these ballets and single-act operas, from top to bottom Hockney gives us a child-like – and thus suitably ‘primitive’ – face, a Chinese-like blue and white face (with its undertones of Ming ceramics) and a classical Greek-like head, which incorporates the imagery of a tragic mask. In this work Hockney’s characteristic eclecticism is employed to powerful visual effect.’

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