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  • Provenance

    Tyler Graphics Ltd., New York

  • Literature

    Tyler Graphics 236
    Nikos Stangos, David Hockney: paper pools, Thames & Hudson, London, 1980, pp. 20-23

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

25

Sunflower H (Paper Pool I)

1978
Unique hand-coloured pressed paper pulp, on yellow TGL handmade paper, the full sheet.
S. 106.7 x 81.3 cm (42 x 32 in.)
Signed with initials and dated in pencil on the front, annotated 'I-H' in pencil on the reverse (one of 17 variants), published by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York (with their inkstamp), framed.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £41,250

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London Auction 19 January 2017