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David Hockney created the present work, Celia Smoking, in 1973. For this exquisite lithograph, Hockney had depicted a portrait of Celia Birtwell, his long-term friend and muse. Birtwell is pictured seated, and Hockney has depicted an almost photographic level of detail in her face and hair. Captured through much …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated 'David Hockney 73' lower right, titled lower centre, numbered from the edition 23/70 lower left, in …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.

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.

High auction record
$90.3m, Christie's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-lifeGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
David HockneyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
2016
David Hockney: CurrentNational Gallery of Victoria
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Celia Smoking, 1973

Lithograph on Angoumois handmade wove paper
39 × 28 1/2 in
99 × 72.5 cm
Edition 23/70
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London, Longford, Heathrow, Hong Kong
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David Hockney created the present work, Celia Smoking, in 1973. For this exquisite lithograph, …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated 'David Hockney 73' lower right, titled lower centre, numbered from the edition 23/70 lower left, in …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Gemini G.E.L.

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.

High auction record
$90.3m, Christie's, 2018
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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