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  • Provenance

    Advanta Collection, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is window mounted. The sheet has deckled edges and undulates slightly throughout. The colours are fresh and vibrant. There are no apparent condition issues with this work.

  • 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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Lithograph for 'Water' made of thick and thin lines and two light blue washes

1978-80
colour lithograph on TGL handmade paper
66 x 86 cm (25 7/8 x 33 7/8 in)
Signed, dated and numbered 'David Hockney 1978-80 AP XVII' lower margin. This work is from an edition of 85 plus 18 artist's proofs, published by Tyler Graphics, Mount Kisco, New York

Estimate
£18,000 - 22,000 ♠ †

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 June 2012
London