‘Portrait of Cavafy II’, David Hockney, 1966 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Portrait of Cavafy II’, David Hockney, 1966 Hockney creates scenes of touching intimacy in these simple etchings depicting homosexual love. They were made to illustrate poems by the modern Greek poet CP Cavafy, whose 'directness and simplicity' Hockney hugely admired. Although there is no explicit narrative, the backdrops of hotels and foreign shops suggest chance sexual encounters.
David Hockney - Works
Works by David Hockney: Mo in Carennac, 1971 , Pool made with Paper and blue Ink for Book, 1980 , Heaven Perpendicular, c1960-61 , A Rake's Progress and other Etchings by David Hockney, 1963 , Christopher Isherwood, Santa Monica, 1968 , Artist's Father Reading at Table, 1972