David Hockney

A Bigger Splash, 2017


Ten colour giclée printed on 330 gsm Somerset Enhanced Radiant White 100% cotton rag paper with torn edges

17 3/4 × 13 3/4 in
45.1 × 34.9 cm
Not signed

A Bigger Splash was painted between April and June 1967 when Hockney was teaching at the University of California at Berkeley. For this piece, Hockney wanted to capture a moment in time, explaining, ‘when you photograph a splash, you’re freezing a moment and it becomes something else. I realised that a splash could never be seen this way in real life, it happens too quickly. And I was amused by this, so I painted it in a very, very slow way’.

Beautiful David Hockney print using the highest quality printing method on 100% cotton rag paper, with hand-torn edges, embossed, and interleaved with acid-free tissue paper. Elegantly presented in a folio, this edition also contains a curatorial insert card with information about the artwork.