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  • 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 Bigger Book, Art Edition C

2010/2016
iPad drawing in colors, printed on archival paper, with full margins, with the illustrated 680-page chronology book, numbered 0532 (printed), original print portfolio and adjustable book stand designed by Marc Newson, contained in the original cardboard box with label stamp-numbered 0532.
I. 17 1/4 x 13 in. (43.8 x 33 cm)
S. 22 x 17 in. (55.9 x 43.2 cm)
book. 28 x 20 x 3 1/2 in. (71.1 x 50.8 x 8.9 cm)

iPad drawing signed, dated and numbered 32/250 in pencil, the book signed in black ink on the title page (one of four editions of 250 lettered A-D, there was also an edition of 10,000 without an iPad drawing), co-published by the artist (with their blindstamp) and Taschen, Berlin, the iPad drawing unframed.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $15,120

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 21 - 22 October 2020