568
568
David Hockney
YOSEMITE I, OCTOBER 16, 2011
Estimate
1,200,0002,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
568
David Hockney
YOSEMITE I, OCTOBER 16, 2011
Estimate
1,200,0002,200,000
LOT SOLD. 1,625,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong

David Hockney
B.1937
YOSEMITE I, OCTOBER 16, 2011
signed, dated 11 and numbered 11/12
This work is number 11 from an edition of 12. 
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper, mounted on four sheets of Dibond
197 by 176.5 cm; 77½ by 69½ in.
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Provenance

Galerie Lelong, Paris
Private Collection

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy of Arts; Bilbao, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, January 2012 - February 2013, p. 254, cat. no. 126, edition unspecified (illustrated in color)

Catalogue Note

Over the past six decades, David Hockney’s practice has challenged and transformed the conventions of picture-making. Championed for his relentless exploration of artistic media, Hockney has experimented with painting drawing, printmaking, photography and more recently computer and iPad drawing programmes. The present work is an early example of Hockney’s embrace of iPhone and iPad as his new drawing instrument. The airy mountainous landscape of Yosemite with wispy clouds and lush greenery are drawn by a stylus pen on an iPad screen which is then materialised by an inkjet printer.

Hockney began to turn away from his traditional sketchbook in favour of technology in 2010. The new media offers Hockney an expanded artistic realm with an infinite range of colour palette, flexibility in layering and scaling, as well as the possibility of watching a playback of his own drawing.  Art critic Roberta Smith lauded Hockney’s iPad works, praising them as “an in-depth portrait of the artist as a tradition-fluent progressive working nonstop at the height of his powers, deftly juggling digital and analog modes of representation and energetically pursuing newness on several fronts.” (‘Returning Home, but Always Going Forward’, The New York Times, 23 December 2013)

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong