Lot 102
  • 102

DAVID HOCKNEY Standing Figure

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
50,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • David Hockney
  • Standing Figure
  • signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 63
  • crayon and graphite on paper
  • 20 x 12  1/2  inches


Kasmin Ltd., London
The Harry N. Abrams Family Collection, New York
Christie's, New York, 6 May 1987, Lot 210
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Drawing is the discipline that has informed David Hockney’s approach to every medium – including painting. His early art education… was relatively traditional. Organised around the study of perspective and anatomy, it was based on the premise that drawing was the intellectual discipline upon which all art was founded. As it was taught, drawing entailed the acquisition of a visual language that was supposed to enable the artist to record his or her perceptions of the world as accurately as possible and, concurrently, the acquisition of a form of craftsmanship appropriate to such a requirement” (Paul Melia, ‘The Drawings of David Hockney’, in: Ulrich Luckhardt and Paul Melia, David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective, London 1995, p. 15).