David Hockney, "Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy" (detail), Lithograph, 1976, signed in pencil and numbered 35/96. To be sold at hammer auction of Contemporary Art & Design.
In the upcoming hammer auction of Contemporary Art & Design we are pleased to present a print department with several works by David Hockney. The legendary artist has achieved cult status over and over and again, most recently with a solo exhibition at Tate Britain and Centre Pompidou in 2017. In November 2018 his artwork “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” from 1972 was sold for an incredible 90,3 million dollars, which makes him the first living artsit to achieve the billion limit.
Even though his paintings are sought-after, you shall not underestimate his prints which are are a universe of motifs and techniques. Already in his teens, he created lithograph though he discovered and developed several other techniques within the print field during his time as a student at The Royal College of Art from 1959 to 1962. In his artistry he has refined, explored and developed several printing techniques – from classic copper etchings to prints on iPads. The etchings to be sold at this fall’s major hammer auction are executed in the late 60s and early 1970s. We are now looking for more prints by David Hockney to fulfill the department and consequently show the width in his graphic artistry.
David Hockney, "Tulips", etching and aquatint, 1973, signed in pencil and numbered 32/75, and "Celia", hard-ground etching and aquatint, 1969, signed in pencil and numbered Artist Proof (edition 75). Both etchings will be sold at this fall's upcoming hammer auction, Contemporary Art & Design.
David Hockney, "The Haunted Castle" ur "Six Fairy Tales from the Brother's Grimm", etching, 1969, signed with pencil and numbered AP XV, and "The Lake" ur "Six Fairy Tales from the Brother's Grimm", Etching, 1969, signed in pencil and numbered AP XV.
Contemporary Art & Design
Viewing: 7–11 November at Berzelii Park in Stockholm, Sweden
Auction: 12 November at Arsenalsgatan 2 i Stockholm, Sweden