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David Hockney, ‘Plant on Yellow Cloth’, 1995, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
David Hockney, ‘Plant on Yellow Cloth’, 1995, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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David Hockney

Plant on Yellow Cloth, 1995

Oil on canvas
26 × 18 in
66 × 45.7 cm
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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"Painting still lifes can be as exciting as anything can be in painting. I …

From the Catalogue

"Painting still lifes can be as exciting as anything can be in painting. I remember once saying to Francis Bacon in Paris, that I knew a painting in California of tulips in a vase that was as profound as any painting he’d made. I think at first he almost thought I was referring to my own, but I …

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Signed, titled and dated 1995 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, ‘Plant on Yellow Cloth’, 1995, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
David Hockney, ‘Plant on Yellow Cloth’, 1995, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction
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About the work
Exhibition history
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Provenance
SCA
Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"Painting still lifes can be as exciting as anything can be in painting. I …

From the Catalogue

"Painting still lifes can be as exciting as anything can be in painting. I remember once saying to Francis Bacon in Paris, that I knew a painting in California of tulips in a vase that was as profound as any painting he’d made. I think at first he almost thought I was referring to my own, but I …

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 1995 on the reverse
David Hockney
British, b. 1937
Follow

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

Plant on Yellow Cloth, 1995

Oil on canvas
26 × 18 in
66 × 45.7 cm
Bidding closed
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