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• Illustrated here is Patrick Procktor’s watercolour Hockney and Amaya, Lucca, painted in the summer of 1967. It shows David Hockney with the art critic Mario Amaya, and is an early example of Procktor’s use of watercolour as a sole medium, painted during an important transitional point in his career.
The picture has recently been acquired by the art dealer Rollo Campbell, who writes on his website that it “marks a significant moment in Procktor’s output as it is probably one of the first examples of his work in watercolour and demonstrates his immediate fluency in the medium.”
I am currently in the early stages of negotiation to curate a Procktor exhibition in 2016. The show may tour. Updates will follow.
Image © The Estate of Patrick Procktor