‘Remember that you cannot look at the sun or death for very long’
Time-limited poster 1.05.21 - 31.05.21
894mm x 254mm
Lithographic poster with a yellow silk screen overlay on 170gsm paper
£100 excl. VAT
This May, outdoor screens around the world unite to present a new video work by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists. Hockney’s animated sunrise will be unveiled across a network of the world’s most iconic outdoor video screens in London, New York, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tokyo.
To coincide with this global show of hope, David Hockney has created this new time-limited lithographic printed poster with a yellow silkscreen overlay. Available to purchase on CIRCA for one month only (1.5.21 - 31.5.21). A future collectible produced by the world renowned Coriander Studios, London.
CIRCA commissions a different artist each month to present new ideas that consider our world circa 2021. Previous CIRCA commissions include work from artists Patti Smith, Tony Cokes and Ai Weiwei.
Remember you cannot look at the sun or death for very long by David Hockney is created especially in support of the #CIRCAECONOMY, an initiative which arises in response to our post-Covid world. The #CIRCAECONOMY distributes 70% of profits to commission new culture and help support the creative community through cash grants to artists and institutions.
Although we endeavour to deliver the posters as soon as possible, please note that due to the process involved, they may take between 1-2 months to arrive in the post. Each poster comes with a stamped and dated certificate of authenticity. To guarantee each poster arrives in perfect condition, they are carefully wrapped in tissue paper, hand packaged in heavy duty postal tubes and delivered with a tracking number. This is reflected in the shipping fee at checkout.
ABOUT DAVID HOCKNEY
David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the world’s most influential and celebrated living artists. From the 1960’s, when he first burst onto the art scene in London, he has remained a significant force in the art world, not only for his paintings, drawings and printmaking, but also for his interrogation of photography and new media in addition to stage design. Long associated with recording life in Los Angeles, the past two decades have seen a re-engagement with the European landscape and the natural world.
In 2009, David Hockney began expanding his practice from a decades-long reliance on analog mediums to that of iPad drawings. What began as drawing with his thumb on an iPhone quickly shifted to drawing with a stylus pen on the newly released iPad: “There was great advantage in this medium because it’s backlit and I could draw in the dark. I didn’t ever have to get out of bed,”