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Plays for Total Stakes

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2010,7062.28

  • Title (object)

    • Plays for Total Stakes
  • Description

    Head and shoulders portraits of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger (profile), sheet torn lower left edge; artist proof. 1968
    Colour screenprint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1968
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 475 millimetres
    • Width: 722 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed and inscribed 'AP' in red ink
  • Curator's comments

    Printed at Kelpra Studio, London.

    Label text from: 2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'
    Kitaj first met the artist David Hockney at the Royal College of Art in 1960. Kitaj recalled their first meeting: 'a young man with large glasses and short black hair who began our first week to make the finest drawings of the human figure I had seen in any school'. The pair became lifelong friends. Kitaj made this portrait of Hockney and his then partner Peter Schlesinger when he was in California in 1968. Kitaj and Hockney were both teaching a Berkeley that year.

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  • Bibliography

    • Kinsman 1994 32 bibliographic details
    • Ramkalawon 2013 32a bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (American Printmakers XXc Plan Press)

  • Exhibition history

    2013, May - Sept, BM, 'Recent Acquisitions'

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2010

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    2010,7062.28

HS portraits of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger (profile), sheet torn lower left edge; artist proof. 1968  Colour screenprint

HS portraits of David Hockney and Peter Schlesinger (profile), sheet torn lower left edge; artist proof. 1968 Colour screenprint

r.b.kitaj estate, courtesy marlborough fine art © The Trustees of the British Museum

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