David Hockney - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 13, 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)

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