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Hockney's "Carribean Tea Time" shows the influence of both his stage designs and his photographic collages executed during the 1980s. Bright colors and fragmented geometric spaces come together to form a complete composition on a folding screen. Four cushioned wicker chairs are separated, one on each panel, and a four person table setting is fractured between the middle two. An arcaded veranda composed of broken picture planes is encroached upon closely by the beach and swirling sea. This British past-time is rendered into a tropical setting with a style that is undoubtedly reminiscent of late Cubism.
This is the artist's most daring and monumental project produced in collaboration with Tyler Graphics as colored lithographs with hand-coloring and collage on eight sheets of TGL handmade paper, assembled together in a double-sided, four-panel sculpted and lacquered folding screen designed by the artist, signed in pencil on the front panel and numbered from the edition of 36. The work rarely comes to auction and last it appears two years ago it achieved nearly $90,000.
The present work is in excellent condition and comes in a hand-made, hand-painted frame.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 288, MCA Tokyo
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  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 47.8 x 175.9 in. (121.41 x 446.79 cm.)
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