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

  • 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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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