Fred and Marcia Weisman

Hockney, David
The Weismans were wealthy Californian art collectors. Hockney refused Marcia's request to paint her husband, disliking commissions. Instead he offered to paint them together - resulting in one of several double portraits he produced around that time. Hockney photographed the Weismans, and made preparatory sketches, but they did not sit for him. In the finished painting, 'American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman)', they appear as stiff as their garden sculptures. Their sculptural quality is emphasised in this sparse sketch. Hockney has said: 'The portrait wasn’t just in the faces, it was in the whole setting'.
  • Artwork Details: 35.5 x 42.9cm
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  • Material description: oil pastel, ink and pencil on paper
  • Credit line: © David Hockney
  • Theme: Figurative
  • Medium: Drawing
  • Accession number: AC 1216 g



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