Thumbnail-size images of copyrighted artworks are displayed under fair use, in accordance with guidelines recommended by the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, published by the College Art Association in February 2015.
Luncheon at the British Embassy Tokyo Feb 16th 1983
David Hockney (English, born in 1937)
Framed 119.4 x 213 cm (47 x 83 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
For Hockney, photographic collages are interesting because they destroy the sense of fixed time and space inherent in a single photograph, splintering the view into a series of glances and more closely replicating the way we actually see the world. During the mid-1980s, the artist produced more than two hundred collages of standard color prints that were developed at his local photo shop. Each collage documents a specific event; this one resulted from Hockney’s trip to Japan for a conference. It captures both the setting of the luncheon and the character and demeanor of the guests (including the artist himself, slyly identified by his place card and rolls of film).
The artist; with André Emmerich Gallery, New York; 1983, purchased by William L. Jorgenson, Danvers, MA; gift to MFA, Boston, September 20, 2000
Gift of William L. Jorgenson
© David Hockney