David Hockney

Hockney: An encounter with the world's most popular artist.

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DAVID HOCKNEY (1937-)

PICTURE OF A STILL LIFE THAT HAS AN ELABORATE SILVER FRAME (FROM A HOLLYWOOD COLLECTION), 1965 [SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL, 41; MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, TOKYO, 41]

Colour lithograph from two stones and five aluminum plates on mould-made Rives BFK paper encased in an acrylic box; signed, dated ‘65 and numbered 57/85 (total edition includes 17 proofs) in pencil on the image at the bottom edge. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles and Editions Alecto, London and with their blind stamps verso.

Sheet 30.25 x 22.25 in — 76.8 x 56.5 cm


April 11, 2019

Estimate $6,000-$8,000

Realised: $18,060

“I think I’ve not done so bad in my life for the last 64 years … Every day I’ve done what I want to do.”

In a rare visit to David Hockney’s studio in the Hollywood Hills, journalist Nick Glass meets the celebrated British artist.

David Hockney’s home studio is set deep in the Hollywood Hills. We drive there from Sunset Boulevard, past sweeping views of the canyon below, 1920s Art Deco homes and modernist glass boxes perched at intervals on the hillside.

The “English Angelino” as sometimes refers to himself, lives in a corner house off the main road, just where the hill flattens out. A verdant, anonymous compound behind high gray fences, it’s quiet, with no through traffic. With only a four-figure number on the door and a buzzer, there is no hint that this has, since 1979, been home to one of the world’s most recognizable and popular artists.

From an interview by Nick Glass, CNN Los Angeles, February 2018.

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