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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including written contributions by David Hockney, Joyce Carol Oates, Iris Murdoch, Paul Theroux, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Seamus Heaney, Martin Amis, Erica Jong, Ian McEwan, Nigel Nicolson, Margaret Drabble, Craig Raine, William Boyd, V.S. Pritchett, Doris Lessing, William Golding, T.S. Eliot, Arthur Miller, Ted Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Julian Barnes, John Updike, Susan Sontag, Anthony Burgess, Douglas Adams and Patrick Leigh Fermor. Each contribution is paired with an illustration by David Hockney.

288

Hockney's Alphabet

1991
The complete book including 26 lithographs in colors, on Exhibition Fine Art Cartridge paper, with full margins, with full text and title page, the sheets bound (as issued) in quarter vellum with handmade Fabriano Roma paper boards, housed in the original grey slip case.
13 1/2 x 10 x 1 1/4 in. (34.3 x 25.4 x 3.2 cm)
Signed by the artist and most contributors in ink and numbered '89' in black ink on the justification page, from the edition of 250 (there was also an edition of 26 lettered A-Z and an edition of 24 in Roman numerals), published by Faber & Faber, London.

Estimate
$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $12,600

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New York Auction 19-21 October 2021