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    Gemini G.E.L. 915
    Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 232

  • 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 a Private UK Collection

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Two Vases of Cut Flowers and a Liriope Plant (Gemini G.E.L. 915; M.C.A.T. 232)

1979-81
Lithograph, on Japanese Toyoshi 80 paper, the full sheet.
S. 106.5 x 150.3 cm (41 7/8 x 59 1/8 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 42/98 in red pencil (all faded) (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles (with their blindstamps), framed.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,820

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London Auction 21 January 2021