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The Restaurateur

Accession Number
1978/2.50

Title
The Restaurateur

Artist(s)
David Hockney

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1972

Medium & Support
hard ground etching and aquatint on Crisbrook handmade paper

Dimensions
16 7/16 in x 13 5/16 in (41.7 cm x 33.8 cm);22 1/16 in x 18 1/8 in (56 cm x 46 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Subject matter
Hockney was commissioned to create an image for the cover for the menu of the London restaurant, Odin's. This design shows the restaurant's owner Peter Langan; he often bartered with the local artists who frequented his restaurant, allowing them to exchange artworks for meals. During the late 60s and early 70s, Hockney frequented the restuarant and created numerous drawings and prints depicting the restaurant and its patrons. This work was created after he returned to London after living in Los Angeles, CA for a number of years.

Physical Description
This print shows a drawing of a man holding an umbrella in his left hand. The man is only shown from mid-chest, has curly, short hair and wears a jacket and tie. Text at the top of the page identifies the portrait as "Peter at Odins". Next to this text, the print is numbered, signed and dated (u.r.) "62/80 David Hockney 72" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Figures
Portraits
bust-length
males
menus
modern and contemporary art
portraits
restaurants
umbrella
umbrellas

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