For this series Hockney selected six stories from the 220 by the Brothers Grimm, which he'd delighted in since childhood. These include 'The Little Sea Hare', 'Fundevogel', 'Rapunzel', 'The Boy who left Home to learn Fear', 'Old Rinkrank' and 'Rumpelstilzchen'. Hockney stated, "They're fascinating, the little stories, told in a very very simple, direct, straightforward language and style, it was this simplicity that attracted me. They cover quite a strange range of experience, from the magical to the moral."
|Plate Size||26.5 x 16.5 cm|
|Paper Size||44.6 x 39.6 cm|
|Collections||British Museum, London, V & A, London, MOMA, New York, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Stedelijk, Amsterdam|