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Property from an Important American Private Collection

David Hockney

A Bigger Wave

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May 14, 12:59 AM GMT


7,000,000 - 10,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important American Private Collection

David Hockney

b. 1937

A Bigger Wave

signed, titled and dated March 1989 (on the reverse)

oil on canvas, on four joined panels

60 by 72 ¼ in.

152.4 by 183.5 cm.

Executed in 1989.

André Emmerich Gallery, New York

Private Collection, Mexico (acquired by 1992 from the above)

Acquired from the above in 2013 by the present owner

Clare Henry, “A celebration for art and the city,” The Herald, 30 March 1990 (text) (online)

Nikos Stangos, ed., David Hockney: That’s the Way I See It, London, 1993, no. 230, p. 196, illustrated in color

Peter Clothier, David Hockney, New York, 1995, no. 117, p. 93 (text) and p. 118, illustrated

Los Angeles, L.A. Louver and Honolulu, The Contemporary Museum, David Hockney - 72 New Pictures, December 1989 - March 1990, no. 28, n.p., illustrated in color

Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Glasglow’s Great British Art Exhibition, March - May 1990, illustrated in color (on the cover) and pp. 13-14 (text)

New York, André Emmerich Gallery, David Hockney: Things Recent, December 1990 - January 1991, n.p., illustrated in color

Madrid, Fundación Juan March, David Hockney, September - December 1992, no. 62, p. 89, illustrated in color