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The Marriage of Styles No. 2 (The Second Marriage) (1963)

David Hockney

oil, gouache and collage of torn wallpaper on canvas

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

The Marriage of Styles No. 2  (The Second Marriage) (1963)



Mixed media


Oil, Gouache, Wallpaper, Canvas

Physical Object Description:

Bride and groom dressed in white and black (groom wears sunglasses) sit on sofa in a living room, bottle of champagne in front of them, drinking glasses are missing. Inscribed in brown fibre-tipped pen on reverse: The Second Marriage DAVID HOCKNEY.


197.8 × 228.7 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1965

Ownership history:

Purchased through Kasmin Gallery Ltd, London at the British Painting in the Sixties exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery by the Contemporary Art Society, 1963; presented to National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1965

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