David Hockney - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Phillips de Pury & Co., London, 21 September, 2003, lot 3
    Phillips, London, Evening & Day Editions, 19 January, 2023, lot 160
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 254

  • Artist Biography

    David Hockney

    David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most well-known and celebrated artists of the
    20th and 21st centuries. He works across many mediums, including painting, collage,
    and more recently digitally, by creating print series on iPads. His works show semi-
    abstract representations of domestic life, human relationships, floral, fauna, and the
    changing of seasons.

    Hockney has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Royal
    Academy of Arts in London, and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, among many
    other institutions. On the secondary market, his work has sold for more than $90

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Lot offered with No Reserve

China Diary (M.C.A.T. 254)

Lithograph in colours, on Somerset paper, the full sheet folded three times to form four panels (as issued), with the accompanying book and text by Stephen Spender in original red paper boards with gilt design on cover.
open S. 49.4 x 54.4 cm (19 1/2 x 21 3/8 in.)
book 25.5 x 19.5 x 2.7 cm (10 x 7 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)

The print signed, dated and numbered 289/1000 in pencil, the book signed by the artist in black ink and the author in blue ink on an inside page, further numbered '289' in black ink on the justification (there were also 104 artist's proofs), published by Thames and Hudson, New York, the print unframed.

HK$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$27,940

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Editions, Photographs and Design

Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024