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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.

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Sinked

1994
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.


Estimate
£80,000 - 120,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm
London