1966

Illustrations for Fourteen Poems from C.P. Cavafy

13 works

This series of etchings showing intimate scenes between men was inspired by the writings of Greek Egyptian poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933). Since his days at the Royal College of Art, Hockney had admired Cavafy’s vivid, unapologetic evocations of homosexual desire. Hockney printed the portfolio in London with Maurice Payne.

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