David Hockney - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 14, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen; Private collection, Europe

  • Literature

    N. Stangos, ed., David Hockney, Paper Pools, London, 1980, pp. 32-37 (another variation illustrated); K. E. Tyler, Tyler Graphics: Catalogue Raisonné, 1974-1985, Minneapolis, 1987, p.163, no. 239DH4 (another variation illustrated).

  • Catalogue Essay

    “If there is one image that more than any other is conventionally associated with David Hockney’s art, it is the image of the swimming pool. There are many reasons for this. He has painted, drawn, photographed or made prints containing images of swimming pools from the mid 1960s to the present day. His rise to public prominence more than twenty years ago was coincident with the first appearance of this image in his work. As an expatriate living principally in Los Angeles, he is easily associated with the commonplace clichés of that sunny clime, the swimming pool among them” (C. Knight, “Composite Views: Themes and Motifs in Hockney’s Art”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, David Hockney: A Retrospective, 1988, Los Angeles, p. 23)

  • 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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Property from the Halsey Minor Collection


Gregory in the Pool 1 (Paper Pool 4)


Hand-colored pressed paper pulp.

32 1/4 x 50 1/4 in. (81.9 x 127.6 cm).
Initialed and dated “D.H. 78.” lower right; signed “David Hockney” and numbered and lettered “4-N” on the reverse.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $218,500

Contemporary Art Part II

14 May 2010
New York