The Blue Guitar: Etchings by David Hockney, who was inspired by Wallace Stevens, who was inspired by Pablo Picasso was published both as a print portfolio and a book. Hockney created the images to accompany the book-length poem, The Man with the Blue Guitar (1937), by modernist American poet Wallace Stevens (1879–1955). After an initial series of ink drawings, Hockney progressed into colored etchings—a technique he learned in Paris working with Aldo Crommelynck, Pablo Picasso’s printer. Hockney collaborated with Maurice Payne on this suite.
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