David Hockney, a leading British artist of the 20th century, made significant contributions to the pop art movement, painting, photography, and stage design. He created several composite Polaroid works by May 1982 and held his first show titled “Drawing with a Camera” in June of that year. One of his most expensive artworks sold at an auction for USD 194,500 in 2010. It is named “Imogen + Hermiane, Pembroke studios, London, 30th July 1982,” consisting of 63 unique Polaroid SX-70 prints.
Hockney aimed to photograph the Grand Canyon in 1982 with the intention of capturing its unphotographable beauty. However, David Graves Pembroke Studios London Tuesday on April 27th proved to be a significant date as it captures an important moment when Hockney created his composite Polaroid artwork which included images named after two models Imogen and Hermiane. The artwork consists of several portraits merged into one; shot separately but clubbed together featuring individuals posed distinctively against different backdrops.