October print T-shirts for David Hockney
We have always loved David Hockney paintings, but David Hockney T shirts?
It’s not just David Hockney’s painting techniques, his swimming pools; portraits of friends; his open exploration of gay love etc, but now a t shirt, based on perhaps less widely seen (unless you happened to attend) stage designs for the Royal Court Theatre, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera and Glyndebourne. It is for the latter that October came in, to all over print limited edition David Hockney T-shirt, to commemorate his set designs at Glyndebourne, specifically for The Rake’s Progress….’a fable’.
The story centres around decline and fall of Tom Rakewell (Rakes Progress Fable),
who deserts his woman, Anne Trulove, and heads off for some fun in London with a bloke called Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several sticky moments, all concocted by the devious Mr Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a hospital for the ‘insane’ in the City of London, not good.
So the moral of the story is: “For idle hearts and hands and minds, the Devil finds a work to do.” Which is why we keep screen printing.