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View full screen - View 1 of Lot 430. DAVID HOCKNEY | UNTITLED.


Lot Closed

October 2, 04:26 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details





dated June '68

pen on paper

Sheet: 11 by 13⅞ in. (27.9 by 35.4 cm.)

Framed: 18¼ by 21⅛ in. (46.4 by 55.5 cm.)

Gallery Yves Arman, New York

Christie's New York, 2 November 1984, Lot 198

Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)

“But if that early self portrait is unusual in its hesitancy, it may provide a clue to the passion that has been at the core of Hockney’s success: that to understand that world he needed to understand himself and those closest to him – family, friends and lovers. And his way to achieve this has been through portraiture. Portraits are not only central to his investigation of the world, they have also been a crucial part of his many creative endeavors, including in the spheres of perspective, colour theory and aesthetics.”


(Howgate & Shapiro, David Hockey Portraits, New Haven 2006, p. 7)