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: Mb4893/3

: Fine Art

: print

: The Start of the Spending Spree and the Door Opening for a Blond

: HOCKNEY, David

: a framed etching and aquatint on paper, showing a plate from David Hockney's version of 'A Rake's Progress' which the artist based on William Hogarth's series (first published, 1735) and also on the artist's experiences during his first visit to New York in the summer of 1961; plate 3, whilst in the USA, Hockney chose to dye his hair blonde with a bottle of 'Lady Clairol' hair dye, whose slogan at the time was "Doors open for a blonde"; the door in this work opens onto a sunrise

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: 1961-1962

: Given by the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery, 1965.