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  • Literature

    Scottish Arts Council 43-46; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 41-46

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Picture of a Still Life that Has an Elaborate Silver Frame; Picture of a Landscape in an Elaborate Gold Frame; Picture of a Portrait in a Silver Frame; Picture of Melrose Avenue in an Ornate Gold Frame; Picture of a Simple Framed Traditional Nude Drawing; and Picture of a Pointless Abstraction Framed Under Glass.

  • 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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A Hollywood Collection portfolio

The complete set of six lithographs in colors, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheets,
all S. 30 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. (77.5 x 56.5 cm)
all signed, dated '65' and numbered 71/85 in pencil (there were also 17 artist's proofs for each), published by Editions Alecto, London (with their stamp on the reverse), the colors very slightly attenuated, a few soft handling creases and pale foxmarks, otherwise all in very good condition, lacking portfolio and interleavings, all unframed.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $23,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York