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14 July 2022

Phillips Announces David Hockney



Phillips Announces David Hockney


A Dedicated Auction of Works by David Hockney to Celebrate the British Artist’s Lifelong Innovation and Experimentation


To be Offered in London on 13 September



David Hockney

Afternoon Swimming, 1979

Estimate: £250,000-400,000


LONDON – 14 JULY 2022 – LONDON – Phillips is pleased to announce David Hockney, a dedicated auction of Contemporary Art, Editions and Photographs this September. Featuring a broad spectrum of rare to market works, David Hockney will celebrate one of the most influential British artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, his innovation with technique and endless fascination with exploring how we see and make art. Leading the sale is Hockney’s Afternoon Swimming from 1979, an iconic, swimming pool composition that demonstrates the artist’s skill with lithography. The works will go on public view from 6 to 13 September before the auction on 13 September at 30 Berkeley Square.


Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe, said, “This sale looks to celebrate the achievements of David Hockney to date with a vibrant selection in all media. The auction is an opportunity to acquire a Hockney work at all prices points, from entry level works priced at £1000 to those higher value pieces at £250,000 and above. Contemporary edition collecting is something we feel incredibly passionate about and creating curated sales such as David Hockney allows us to engage with our community of collectors, whilst reflecting our innovative approach to meet current collecting demands.”


Three highlights of the sale, Tyler Dining Room, Celia in a Wicker Chair, and arguably Hockney’s most sought after edition, Afternoon Swimming, come from prominent South African collectors Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone, owners of Stellenberg, Cape Town. This historic house is the last remaining private Cape Dutch homestead in the central southern suburbs of Cape Town and home to world-renowned gardens overseen by Sandy Ovenstone. Proceeds from the sale of these works will help to fund new acquisitions by contemporary South African artists.



David Hockney

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven), 30 May, 2011

Estimate: £120,000-180,000


David Hockney

Celia Looks, 1980

Estimate: £6,000-8,000


David Hockney

Tyler Dining Room, from Moving Focus Series, 1984

Estimate: £40,000-60,000


David Hockney

Untitled 224, 2010

Estimate: 50,000-70,000



Auction: 13 September 2022

Auction viewing: 6-13 September

Location: 30 Berkeley Square, London

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Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world. In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.


*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium; prices achieved include the hammer price plus buyer’s premium.


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LONDON – Katie Carder, Head of Press, Europe                                  [email protected]

LONDON – Anna Chapman, Press & Strategic Partnerships Officer     [email protected]


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