Gregory Loading his Camera poster by David Hockney (Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1983)
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This superb vintage David Hockney poster reproduces a 'joiner' (photomontage) of Gregory Loading his Camera, 1983. It's a consideration of how photography can be used to capture multiple points of perspective: a passage in and through a moment in time. It's also a celebration of Gregory's mop of brown curly hair, his just-in-case umbrella, his tasselled loafers and what's now a rarely-performed act: the placing of a roll of film into a camera. The poster was printed for the exhibition New Work with a Camera at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1983.
The David Hockney foundation quotes the artist on this period of his work thus: "I began looking at photography from various points of view. They said perspective was built into the camera. But my experiments showed that when you put two or three photographs together, you can alter perspective.... It was an attack on perspective - it was all about the spectator's being in the picture, not outside it - an attack on the window idea, that Renaissance notion of the painting's being as if slotted into a wall, which I'd always felt implied the wall and hence separation from the world."
We only have two of these posters left. The remaining two have minor damages which do not detract from the beauty of the poster. All defects are pointed out on the photographs - the first one we're listing for sale has three small dark marks, some white marks along the bottom (a printing defect which was present in our entire stock) and a scuff to the bottom right hand corner which won't be visible when the poster is framed. The warehouse-snapped wideshot is there to show that these the issues are virtually invisible in the context of this large archive poster.
We have a number of archive joiner posters available - search 'joiner' and you'll see this varied and inspiring group. The passing of time has made them feel smarter and sharper than ever. Consider a collection of these posters hung together, salon style, on a large expanse of wall.
Approximate dimensions 24 x 39 in; 62.5 x 99.3 cm
This is an authorised David Hockney poster. It's an archive / vintage poster, printed in 1983, now collectable and in short supply. Our stock of it is sold as new. Given its age the condition is very, very good, please note minor faults listed above. Please hang away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. Our posters are delivered rolled in tubes.
We offer this poster framed in extruded aluminium, but only for collection in person at Salts Mill. To find out more call 01274 531163 / email@example.com