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  • Provenance

    Banco Santos, São Paulo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Bologna, Villa Impero, 100 for 2000: the Century of Photoart, January 30–April 29, 2000, pp. 176, 246 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 177)
    Galerie Lelong, David Hockney: Portraits, April 30–May 27, 2020, online (another example exhibited)

  • Artist Biography

    David Hockney

    British • 1937

    With a career stretching from the early 1960s to the present, David Hockney is perhaps best known for his bright, cheerful works depicting pools and other everyday scenes from his life in southern California. Originally from West Yorkshire, England, Hockney studied at the Royal College of Art in London before spending decades on both sides of the Atlantic. The artist got his start as part of the British Pop movement, though he’s also cited Modern masters like Picasso and Matisse as major influences on his unique style. 

    Having worked in mediums such as painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and more, Hockney is among the most versatile artists of his time. Drawing on his lived experience, Hockney imparts obvious references to same-sex love and companionship in his work, a motif that began even before Britain decriminalized homosexuality in 1967. His work in present in the collections of institutions such as MoMA, the Pompidou and the Tate, which granted him a blockbuster career retrospective in 2017. At present, Hockney is one of the most expensive living artists to be sold at auction. 

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Gregory and Shinro, Nara, Japan, Feb. 18, 1983

signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "Gregory + Shinro Nara Japan Feb 18th 1983 #9. David Hockney" lower center
photograph collage laid on board
33 x 29 in. (83.8 x 73.7 cm)
Executed in February 1983, this work is number 9 from an edition of 15.

Another example from this edition is held in the permanent collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,640

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 24 June 2021