David Hockney - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, André Emmerich Gallery, David Hockney: Some Even Newer Paintings, September 9 - October 15 1994; Hamburg, Kunsthalle, David Hockney Drawing Retrospective, August 22 - October 22, 1995; London, Royal Academy Of Arts, November 7, 1995 - January 28, 1996; Los Angeles, L.A. County Museum Of Art,February 15 - April 28, 1996, David Hockney Drawing Retrospective, (illustrated as the poster for the L.A show)

  • Literature

    U. Luckhardt, D. Hockney, P. Melia, eds., David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective, San Francisco, 1996, p. 258, no. 162

  • Catalogue Essay

    As one of the most publicized British artists since the Second World War, David Hockney has constructed a wide array of works in different media and styles.
    With its rich and eye-grabbing colour, this jewel-like work on paper suggests an imaginary world where nature, patterns, and opera sets intermingle. Surrealist in its evocation of a dream atmosphere, Cubist in its obsession with geometric forms, and Fauvist in its use of radiant primary colors, Sinked draws on a variety of artistic traditions. Remaining faithful to his modern art influences, Hockney brings the piece into the contemporary realm with a style entirely his own. He applies his signature decorative style to abstract imagery in a visually thrilling manner. The depicted forms move in and out of three-dimensions with the help of shape and color effects. These powerful visuals entice the viewer’s eye making one stay engaged throughout the composition.

  • 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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Gouache on paper.
22 1/2 x 29 3/4 in. (56.8 x 75.7 cm).
Signed and dated “D.H. 94” lower right.

£80,000 - 120,000 ‡♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm