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David Hockney, ‘California Interior’, 1985-1986, Sotheby's
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David Hockney

California Interior, 1985-1986

Acrylic on canvas
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
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Sotheby's

Property of a Private Collector, Los Angeles

From the Catalogue
“It seemed that these pictures had …

Property of a Private Collector, Los Angeles

From the Catalogue
“It seemed that these pictures had added a new dimension to photography. I wanted to put time into the photograph more obviously than just in the evidence that my hand pressed the shutter…A good painting has real ambiguities which you never get to grips …

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Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
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A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockney gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. In We Two Boys Clinging Together (1961), red-painted couples embrace one other while floating amidst fragments from a Walt Whitman poem. After moving to California at the end of 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of the sensual and uninhibited life of athletic young men, depicting swimming pools, palm trees, and perpetual sunshine. Experimenting with photography in the mid-1970s, Hockney went on to create his famous photocollages with Polaroids and snapshot prints arranged in a grid formation, pushing the two-dimensionality of photography to the limit, fragmenting the monocular vision of the camera and activating the viewer in the process. A versatile artist, Hockney has produced work in almost every medium—including full-scale opera set designs, prints, and drawings using cutting-edge technology such as fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and even iPhones and iPads.

David Hockney, ‘California Interior’, 1985-1986, Sotheby's
David Hockney, ‘California Interior’, 1985-1986, Sotheby's
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About the work
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Sotheby's

Property of a Private Collector, Los Angeles

From the Catalogue
“It seemed that these pictures had …

Property of a Private Collector, Los Angeles

From the Catalogue
“It seemed that these pictures had added a new dimension to photography. I wanted to put time into the photograph more obviously than just in the evidence that my hand pressed the shutter…A good painting has real ambiguities which you never get to grips …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
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A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockney gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. In We Two Boys Clinging Together (1961), red-painted couples embrace one other while floating amidst fragments from a Walt Whitman poem. After moving to California at the end of 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of the sensual and uninhibited life of athletic young men, depicting swimming pools, palm trees, and perpetual sunshine. Experimenting with photography in the mid-1970s, Hockney went on to create his famous photocollages with Polaroids and snapshot prints arranged in a grid formation, pushing the two-dimensionality of photography to the limit, fragmenting the monocular vision of the camera and activating the viewer in the process. A versatile artist, Hockney has produced work in almost every medium—including full-scale opera set designs, prints, and drawings using cutting-edge technology such as fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and even iPhones and iPads.

David Hockney

California Interior, 1985-1986

Acrylic on canvas
36 × 36 in
91.4 × 91.4 cm
Bidding closed
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