Nichols Canyon poster by David Hockney


Artist: David Hockney

This poster features David Hockney's superb painting Nichols Canyon, 1980 - an eternal favourite with Salts staff and visitors alike. Nichols Canyon grew out of Hockney's desire to shake up landscape painting and inject it with the experience of travelling by car - the quintessential means of travelling around his then-home of Los Angeles which is, as Dionne Warwick told us, 'a great big freeway.'

Of the painting, the David Hockney Foundation quotes the artist as saying "The moment you live up here (in the Hollywood Hills) you get a different view of Los Angeles. First of all these wiggly lines seem to enter your life, and then they entered the paintings. I began Nichols Canyon. I took a large canvas and drew a wiggly line down the middle which is what the roads seem to be. I was living up in the hills and painting in my studio down the hills, so I was travelling back and forth every day, often two, three, four times a day. I actually felt those wiggly lines."

The poster is produced by the Louisiana Museum, Denmark. It's a high quality 12-colour giclee print, printed on 230 gram fine enhanced art paper.

Approximate dimensions: 95 x 62 cm.

Please hang away from direct sunlight to prevent fading. We send out posters rolled in tubes.