Under The Hammer 6/17: Pool

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Under The Hammer 6/17: Pool

22 May 2017

UNDER THE HAMMER is offering you this week the chance to buy Pool. For this [Un]original piece, Simon took his inspiration from the early 80’s David Hockney photo collage series Joiners made up of polaroid photographs.

UNDER THE HAMMER is offering you this week the chance to buy Pool. For this [Un]original piece, Simon took his inspiration from the early 80’s David Hockney photo collage series Joiners made up of polaroid photographs.

Not a huge fan of photography and the limited perspective of a stationary camera; Hockney sought a way to remedy the lack of fluidity, movement and time perception of this media. His problem was that a single photograph can only show one point of view, usually for a small period of time. Following Hockneys tendency to use friends and family in his photographs, Williams used, for this piece, a photograph of his own children playing in a pool. When Hockney settled in California, he developed a great interest in pools and water as an artistic subject.