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David Hockney’s Early Etchings: Going Transatlantic and Being British

David Hockney’s early autobiographical prints, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean 1961 and the series A Rake’s Progress 1961–3, are examined in relation to contemporary developments in American art and literature, the artist’s affinities with his British modernist contemporaries and predecessors, and other aspects of his emerging sense of artistic and sexual identity.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, 20th Century, Etching