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Davd Hockney

Yosemite II, October 16th 2011

Estimate:

150,000 to - 200,000 USD

Davd Hockney

Davd Hockney

Yosemite II, October 16th 2011

Yosemite II, October 16th 2011

Estimate:

150,000 to - 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

403,200

USD

Davd Hockney

b. 1937

Yosemite II, October 16th 2011


signed, dated 11, and numbered 12/12

iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper, mounted on four sheets of Dibond

Each Panel: 46½ by 35 in. (118.1 by 88.9 cm) Overall: 92¾ by 69¾ in. (235.6 by 177.2 cm.)

Framed: 96 by 73 in. (243.8 by 185.4 cm.)

Executed in 2011, this work is number 12 from an edition of 12. 

This work is in excellent condition overall. There are no apparent surface scratches or accretions. Please note this work has not been examined out of its frame. Framed under Plexiglas.


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Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
"David Hockney’s Yosemite II, October 16th 2011 as Selected by Trevor Traina," Robb Report, 7 September 2017, online
San Francisco, de Young Museum, David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, October 2013 - January 2014 (edition no. unknown)
Los Angeles, L.A. Louver, David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite, July - October 2016 (edition no. unknown)
Phoenix, Heard Museum, David Hockney’s Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry, October 2019 - June 2020 (edition no. 1/12)

“Stand before a huge image of Yosemite by David Hockney and see the artist’s rendition of wispy clouds hovering over midnight blue mountains. Look closer and see strokes drawn by a stylus on an iPad, and pixels from an inkjet printer. At 76, David Hockney, the British artist known for bold colors and landscapes, remains an early adopter of technology… Mr. Hockney uses the Brushes app, a stylus and a digital inkjet printer that takes 20 minutes to print each large page. He’s known for drawing and painting outdoors, and the iPad has simplified that process. It has also raised questions among critics about whether iPad drawings qualify as art. ‘He thinks it’s a new medium and that it’s here to stay,’ said Richard Benefield, deputy director of the de Young Gallery. ‘He’s really exploited it, I think, as far as you can take it in terms of using the iPad to do what artists used to do with pastels or watercolors or oil paints when they’re working outside in the landscape.’ 


Mr. Hockney has long been interested in the technology of art and using new media to make art. He wrote a book about evidence that the old masters used devices liked a camera lucida. He has used Polaroid film, color photocopiers and fax machines, and in 2009, began sending friends daily drawings of flower bouquets made on his iPhone. ‘People from the village come up and tease me: ‘We hear you’ve started drawing on your telephone,' Mr. Hockney said in a quotation displayed in the exhibition. ‘And I tell them, ‘Well, no, actually, it’s just that occasionally I speak on my sketch pad.'”

Claire Cain Miller, “IPad Is an Artist’s Canvas for David Hockney,” The New York Times, 10 January 2014