Celia

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  • Literature

    Scottish Arts Council 109; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo 106

  • Artist Bio

    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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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF PHYLLIS SLOANE, SANTA FE AND CLEVELAND

Celia

1969
Etching and aquatint, on J. Green paper, with full margins,
I. 27 x 21 1/4 in. (68.6 x 54 cm);
S. 36 x 28 in. (91.4 x 71.1 cm)

signed, dated `1969'
and annotated `Artist's Proof' in pencil (one of 16, the edition was 75), published by Petersburg Press, London, the palest mat staining, occasional soft handling creases, otherwise in very good condition, unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 4,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

8 June 2011 New York