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Sunday Morning, Mayflower Hotel, N.Y.

A work made of photocollage (chromogenic prints).
© David Hockney

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  • A work made of photocollage (chromogenic prints).


November 28, 1983


David Hockney
English, born 1937

About this artwork

David Hockney began making photographs in 1970, temporarily abandoning his primary medium of painting to explore the possibilities of what he called joiners, composite images made with multiple photographic prints. His joiners aim to get “closer to the way that we actually look at things, closer to the truth of experience.” They eschew the single-point perspective of a traditional photograph in favor of an image containing an accumulation of individual perspectives. Depicting the artist in bed—in the act of taking his own image in the facing mirror, surrounded by newspapers and brochures, cigarettes, and the furnishings of his hotel room—this self-portrait shows his morning as a duration instead of a single moment in time.


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David Hockney


Sunday Morning, Mayflower Hotel, N.Y.


England (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1983


Photocollage (chromogenic prints)


Inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower center, in white ink: "Sunday Morning Mayflower Hotel N.Y. November 28th ["th" in superscript] 1983 #17 David Hockney."; verso: [Richard Gray Gallery] and [Jerry Solomon framer sticker]


Image: 116 × 184.5 cm (45 11/16 × 72 11/16 in.); mount: 126.5 × 195.6 cm (49 13/16 × 77 1/16 in.); frame: 127 × 195.6 cm (50 × 77 1/16 in.)

Credit Line

The Mary and Leigh Block Endowment Fund

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© David Hockney

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