Hockney, David. GREGORY EVANS. Scottish Arts Council 176. Gemini DH76-768. Lithograph in two blacks, 1976. Done in crayon on stone. Edition of 90, plus 31 Artist's Proofs. Signed, numbered, and dated in blue pencil. Printed on Arches paper, and published by Gemini GEL, Los Angeles, with their blindstamp. From Hockney's "Friends" series. 41 1/2 x 29 3/4, 1060 x 750 mm., the full sheet. Printed on Arches mould made buff paper. In excellent condition. Hockney did the portraits for Friends directly on stone, with the subject posing in the Genini G.E.L. studio on Melrose Avenue in LA for three days to a week. "I take a rather old-fashioned view of a print: you should actually draw it." (Hockney, quoted in Ruth Fine, Gemini G.E.L. - Art and Collaboration). "'Til then we had never really seen a traditional artist [who] would draw in that way." "He just knocked us out." (Gemini collaborators, quoted by Fine in the above-cited book). Hockney met Gregory Evans in Los Angeles; they remain friends to this day.
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