David Hockney - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Baldwin Gallery, Aspen

  • Literature

    N. Stangos, ed., David Hockney, Paper Pools, London, 1980, pp. 32-37 (illustrated, with detail illustrations on front and back cover); K. E. Tyler, Tyler Graphics: Catalogue Raisonné, 1974-1985, Minneapolis, 1987, p.103, no. 231DH (another variation illustrated)  

  • Catalogue Essay

    The idea of painting moving water in a very slow and careful manner was (and still is) very appealing to me. In the swimming pool pictures, I had become interested in the more general problem of painting the water, finding a way to do it. It is an interesting formal problem; it is an interesting formal problem to represent water, to describe water, because it can be anything – it can be any color, it’s movable, it has no set visual description.
    D. Hockney, Pictures by David Hockney, New York, 1979


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.

$350,000 - 450,000 

Sold for $433,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York