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  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, Paris
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Pace Gallery, David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, 5 September – 1 November 2014, pp. 66-67 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Richard Benefield, Lawrence Weschler, Sarah Howgate and Gregory Evans, David Hockney A Bigger Exhibition, San Francisco, 2013, no. 177, p. 151 (another example illustrated)
    David Hockney A Bigger Picture, exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2012, no. 119.36, p. 236 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    David Hockney

    British • 1937

    With a career stretching from the early 1960s to the present, David Hockney is perhaps best known for his bright, cheerful works depicting pools and other everyday scenes from his life in southern California. Originally from West Yorkshire, England, Hockney studied at the Royal College of Art in London before spending decades on both sides of the Atlantic. The artist got his start as part of the British Pop movement, though he’s also cited Modern masters like Picasso and Matisse as major influences on his unique style. 

    Having worked in mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and more, Hockney is among the most versatile artists of his time. Drawing on his lived experience, Hockney imparts obvious references to same-sex love and companionship in his work, a motif that began even before Britain decriminalized homosexuality in 1967. His work in present in the collections of institutions such as MoMA, the Pompidou and the Tate, which granted him a blockbuster career retrospective in 2017. At present, Hockney is one of the most expensive living artists to be sold at auction. 

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The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011- 4 May

signed and dated 'David Hockney 2011' lower right; further numbered '17/25' lower left
iPad drawing printed on paper
140 x 105 cm. (55 1/8 x 41 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2011, this work is number 17 from an edition of 25.

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$437,500

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