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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, David Hockney. Paintings, prints and drawings 1969-1970, 2 April - 3 May 1970, pl. 37, p. 86 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Nottingham, Midland Group; Aberdeen, Art Gallery and Museum; Edinburgh, The Fruit Market Gallery; Glasgow, Art Gallery and Museum; Paisley, The Art Gallery; Southampton, The Civic Centre; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums; Stoke-on-Trent, City Museum and Art Gallery; Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery; Cardiff, National Museum of Wales, David Hockney prints 1954-77, 20 January 1979 - 15 March 1980, no. 67, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Milan, Studio Marconi' 65, David Hockney. Engravings and lithographs 1961-1969, 13 January - 12 February 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    David Hockney prints 1954-77, Scottish Arts Council, exh. cat., Midland Group, Nottingham; Art Gallery and Museum, Aberdeen; The Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh; Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow; The Art Gallery, Paisley; The Civic Centre, Southampton; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums; City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1979, no. 67, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Marco Livingstone, David Hockney. Etchings and Lithographs, London, 1988, no. 20, n.p. (another example illustrated)

  • 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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An Imaginary Landscape

signed, numbered and dated '70/75 David Hockney 69' lower margin
lithograph in colours on watermarked BFK Rives paper
45.1 x 55.6 cm (17 3/4 x 21 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1969, this work is number 70 from an edition of 75 plus 16 artist's proofs.

£800 - 1,200 

Sold for £2,000

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Online Auction 17 - 26 July 2019