David Hockney born 1937 in Bradford, UK

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David Hockney R.A. - Olympische Spiele München 1972
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Vintage Posters Online
February 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.403 GBP
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David Hockney - Warm Start, from Some New Prints (Gemini G.E.L. 1601, M.C.A.T. 337)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 25.200 GBP
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David Hockney - Tres (end of triple) (M.C.A.T. 331)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: 22.680 GBP
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David Hockney - A Bigger Book, Art Edition D
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 27.720 GBP
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David Hockney - A Bigger Book, Art Edition C
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 21.420 GBP
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David Hockney - A Bigger Book, Art Edition B
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 GBP
Realised: 30.240 GBP
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David Hockney - Cardigan Road, Brid.
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 52.920 GBP
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 19 May
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 GBP
Realised: 100.800 GBP
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 13 January
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 GBP
Realised: 132.300 GBP
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 18 January
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 GBP
Realised: 163.800 GBP
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 17 May
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 GBP
Realised: 189.000 GBP
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David Hockney - The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 31 May, No. 2
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 GBP
Realised: 214.200 GBP
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The artist David Hockney

  • One of the most important painters of the 20th century.
  • Closely associated with Pop Art and Naturalism.
  • His Portrait of an Artist sold at auction for USD 90.3 million.

David Hockney, born on 09.07.1937 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, is one of the most important visual artists of the 20th century. Since the beginning of his artistic career, he has been influenced by various artists and has experienced several stylistic changes. Naturalism and Pop Art as well as artists such as Picasso  and Matisse made a major contribution to his creative development.

His Swimming Pool oil paintings (1964) from his early creative period in Los Angeles are some of his most influential and best-known works. Not only in the swimming pools, but also in many of his landscapes and portraits, the pastel, strong colour scheme, which largely concentrates on shades of blue and green, has probably become his most recognition feature.

After Hockney had made a name for himself with the Swimming Pool series, the British director Jack Hazans chose him as the topic of the 1974 film A Bigger Splash, which bears the title of one of the works from the series. In 1968 and 1974, Hockney was invited to participate in documenta 4 and documenta 6. Later, he temporarily concentrated on photo-experimental art and was in contact with personalities such as Heinrich Böll and Joseph Beuys.

In 1979 he became co-founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. In 1984, Hockney returned to painting and spent more and more time in his hometown in West Yorkshire in the 1990s until the death of his mother in 1999, which led him to depict the local countryside and at least to his plen air landscape paintings.

Early on, Hockney did not shy away from addressing socio-political issues in his work, for example, in his 1961 work We Two Boys Together Clinging, he depicted an amorous relationship between two men while still a student at the Royal College of Art in London - at a time when homosexuality, which Hockney himself openly admitted to, was still a indictable offence in Britain.

His Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) achieved the highest auction price to that point for a work by a living artist at a Christie's sale on 15 November 2018, with a top bid of $90.3 million. Hockney has struggled with hearing loss for several decades.

Der Künstler David Hockney

  • Einer der bedeutendsten Maler des 20. Jahrhunderts.
  • Steht eng mit der Pop-Art und dem Naturalismus in Verbindung.
  • Sein Portrait of an Artist wurde zum Preis von 90,3 Mio. USD versteigert.

David Hockney, geb. am 09.07.1937 in Bradford, West-Yorkshire, England, ist einer der bedeutendsten bildenden Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seit Beginn seiner künstlerischen Laufbahn ließ er sich durch verschiedene Künstler beeinflussen und durchlief mehrere Stilwechsel. Einen großen Beitrag zu seiner gestalterischen Entwicklung haben der Naturalismus und die Pop-Art sowie Künstler wie Picasso und Matisse geleistet.

Zu seinen prägenden und bekanntesten Werken gehören vor allem seine Swimmingpool-Ölgemälde (1964) aus seiner frühen Schaffenszeit in Los Angeles. Nicht nur bei den Swimmingpools, sondern auch bei vielen seiner Landschaften und Portraits ist wohl die pastellige, kräftige Farbgebung, die sich in großen Teilen auf Blau- und Grüntöne konzentriert, zu seinem Wiedererkennungsmerkmal geworden.

Nachdem Hockney sich durch die Swimmingpool-Serie einen Namen gemacht hatte, machte ihn der britische Regisseur Jack Hazans 1974 zum Thema des Films A Bigger Splash, der den Titel eines der Werke aus der Reihe trägt. In den Jahren 1968 und 1974 wurde Hockney zur Teilnahme an der documenta 4 und documenta 6 eingeladen, später widmete er sich dann vorrübergehend der fotoexperimentellen Kunst und stand in Kontakt zu Persönlichkeiten wie Heinrich Böll und Joseph Beuys.

1979 wurde er zum Mitbegründer des Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. 1984 begann Hockney sich wieder der Malerei zu widmen und verbrachte in den 1990er-Jahren bis zum Tod seiner Mutter 1999 immer mehr Zeit in seiner Heimat West-Yorkshire, was ihn zur Abbildung der lokalen Landschaft und zur Plein-Air-Malerei anregte.

Schon früh scheute Hockney nicht davor zurück, gesellschaftspolitische Themen in seinen Arbeiten zu verhandeln, etwa indem er noch während seiner Studienzeit am Royal College of Art in London 1961 in seiner Arbeit We Two Boys Together Clinging eine amouröse Beziehung zwischen zwei Männern darstellte – in einer Zeit, in der Homosexualität, zu der sich Hockney selbst offen bekennt, in Großbritannien noch unter Strafe stand.

Sein Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) erreichte bei einer Versteigerung bei Christie’s am 15. November 2018 mit einem Höchstgebot von 90,3 Millionen US-Dollar den bis dahin höchsten Auktionspreis für das Werk eines lebenden Künstlers. Hockney hat seit einigen Jahrzehnten mit Gehörverlust zu kämpfen.

David Hockney - Dog Etching No. 4, from Dog Wall
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 GBP
Realised: 37.800 GBP
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David Hockney - Dog Wall
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 GBP
Realised: 327.600 GBP
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David Hockney - Lithograph of Water Made of Lines, a Green Wash, and a Light Blue Wash (T.G. 248, M.C.A.T. 205)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 70.000 - 90.000 GBP
Realised: 214.200 GBP
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David Hockney - Pool Made with Paper and Blue Ink for Book, from Paper Pools (T.G. 269, M.C.A.T. 234)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 GBP
Realised: 81.900 GBP
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David Hockney - Amaryllis in Vase, from Moving Focus (T.G. 272, M.C.A.T. 266)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 60.000 - 80.000 GBP
Realised: 138.600 GBP
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David Hockney - Celia with Green Plant (Gemini G.E.L. 919, M.C.A.T. 240)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 18.900 GBP
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David Hockney - Celia in the Director\'s Chair (Gemini G.E.L. 916, M.C.A.T. 244)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 16.380 GBP
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David Hockney - Celia in a Wicker Chair (M.C.A.T. 158)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 11.340 GBP
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David Hockney - French Shop (S.A.C. 122, M.C.A.T. 112)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: 12.600 GBP
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David Hockney - Igor Stravinsky, Metropolitan Opera; Parade, Metropolitian Opera 2
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Prints & Multiples | Live Online
January 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 1.500 - 2.000 USD
Realised: 2.805 USD
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David Hockney - The Rake\'s Progress (Ashmolean) (B. 67)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 500 - 700 GBP
Realised: 1.764 GBP
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David Hockney - Hockney: Paints the Stage (B. 118)
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2023
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 200 - 300 GBP
Realised: 882 GBP
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David Hockney in News and Exhibitions

Art Institute Chicago

Just recently, on July 9, David Hockney celebrated a round birthday: he turned 85. Two years ago, he immediately took advantage of the pandemic to travel to France and capture the awakening of spring. The resulting, typically Hockney, garishly colorful snapshots will be on display at the Art Institute in Chicago beginning August 20.

August 20, 2022
David Hockney turns 85

It's not often that a painting over $90 million is sold at auction. However, when it happens, the artist is usually no longer alive. Things went differently for the important contemporary artist David Hockney. When his Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) is auctioned, he is 81 years old. Today, at the age of 85, the passionate smoker, dachshund lover and above all artist can look back on an extremely complex success story.

July 09, 2022
First comprehensive exhibition of works in Austria

For more than 60 years, David Hockney has experimented with painting and drawing, most recently with his pictures painted on the iPad. Starting on February 10, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien will be devoting itself to one of the most important artists of our time in the work show David Hockney: INSIGHTS.

February 09, 2022
Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris

80 meters long, painted with an iPad: Brit Hockney creates a monumental work inspired by his new place of residence, Normandy. The Musée de l'Orangerie will show the work from October 13, 2021 to February 14, 2022.

October 12, 2021

David Hockney in News and Exhibitions

Art Institute Chicago

Erst kürzlich, am 9. Juli, feierte David Hockney einen runden Geburtstag: Er wurde 85 Jahre alt. Die Pandemie machte er sich vor zwei Jahren unmittelbar zu Nutze, um nach Frankreich zu reisen und das Frühlingserwachen festzuhalten. Die daraus hervorgegangenen, typisch hockneyschen grell-bunten Momentaufnahmen zeigt das Art Institute in Chicago ab dem 20. August. 

August 20, 2022
David Hockney wird 85

Es passiert nicht oft, dass ein Gemälde für über 90 Millionen US-Dollar versteigert wird. Wenn doch, ist der Künstler meist nicht mehr am Leben. Anders lief es für den bedeutenden Gegenwartskünstler David Hockney: Als sein Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) versteigert wird, ist er 81 Jahre alt. Mit seinen heute 85 blickt der passionierte Raucher, Dackelliebhaber und vor allem Künstler auf eine äußerst vielschichtige Erfolgsgeschichte zurück.

July 09, 2022
Erste umfassende Werkschau in Österreich

Seit über 60 Jahren experimentiert David Hockney mit Malerei und Zeichnung, zuletzt mit seinen auf dem iPad gemalten Bildern. Das Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien widmet sich ab dem 10. Februar in der Werkschau David Hockney: INSIGHTS einem der bedeutendsten Künstler der Gegenwart.

February 09, 2022
Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris

80 Meter lang, mit dem iPad gemalt: Der Brite Hockney kreiert ein monumentales Werk, inspiriert von seinem neuen Wohnort, der Normandie. Das Musée de l’Orangerie zeigt die Arbeit vom 13. Oktober 2021 bis 14. Februar 2022.

October 12, 2021

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