This beautiful icon may be a record breaker tonight at #christies ! Being an abstract modernist artist for most of my life, I, like most painters, have been influenced by all kinds of art, techniques, styles etc. This fantastic acrylic painting by #davidhockney with its cool blue water is a memorable work, still my screen saver for months! #charleseckhardt#tulsa#tulsaartist#okie#oklahomie
THIS EVENING’S AUCTION AT 7PM EST 🔊🔊🔊
. Painted during a highly prolific period following the devastating end of the artist’s relationship with Peter Schlesinger, Portrait of an Artist is a powerful testament to the therapeutic power of painting. Its vibrant colors and rich, tactile surfaces celebrate the bliss Hockney found in the medium as he adjusted to a time of deep loneliness, haunted by Schlesinger’s departure. _____________________________________________
Originally derived from an unintentional juxtaposition of two photographs strewn on his studio floor, Hockney reveled in the surreal narrative that was born from the unrelated images—a photograph of a swimmer underwater that the artist had taken in Hollywood in 1966, and the other of a boy staring at the ground. Intrigued by how together, the disparate clipped images made it appear as if the boy was staring at the swimmer, this double-portrait arranged by chance served as the catalyst for one of the artist’s most celebrated compositions.
Employing a combination of a graphic designer’s eye for composition, an illustrator’s technique, the precision of a photograph and a painter’s sensitivity to color, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) not only conveys the essence of the Californian good-life that had inspired him a decade before, but also stands as a vivid testament to a once in a life-time love.
David Hockney (b. 1937) Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) acrylic on canvas 84 x 120 in. (213.5 x 305 cm.) Painted in 1972.
Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale | New York | November 15 at 7pm EST
McCabe is pleased to have placed works by the great David Hockney! The highlight of this New York auction week will go under the hammer this evening – Hockney’s seminal painting “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)”, 1972. The work is sold without reserve at Christie’s with an expected estimate of $80 million
CHRISTIE’S POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART EVENING SALE
New York, November 15, 7 PM
David Hockney (b. 1937)
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures),1972, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 120 in. (213.5 x 305 cm.) #artadvisory#davidhockney#christies#newyorksales#greatpainting
Two more evening sales coming up tonight, @phillipsauction and @christiesinc . Here, a few favorites. #swipe .
Lot 13 - Warhol (reportedly consigned by Tobias Meyer) - $7,000,000-9,000,000
Lot 17 - Albert Oehlen - $1,000,000-1,500,000
And at Christie's:
Lot 32 Morris Louis - $3,000,000-5,000,000
Lot 14 - David Hockney - $6,000,000-8,000,000
Lot 26 - Robert Colescott (had told clients to buy works by Colescott years ago...) - $250,000-350,000
Lot 9 - David Hockney - no reserve! .
The long awaited sale of David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) happens tonight at Christie’s in New York. The piece is set to become the most expensive painting ever sold by a living artist, with estimates reaching over $80 million. The 1972 portrait by the 81-year-old Hockney is perhaps the most famous of his pool-related paintings, and will break the record set in 2013 by Koons’ Balloon Dog. For more affordable Hockney works, head our site now!
1 141 hours ago
de GRISOGONO’s signature style of audacious glamour, rich colours, large volumes and baroque opulence, highlighted by an exquisite attention to detail, raised new levels of sublime luxury with "The Art of de GRISOGONO" Creation 1.
Almost as if floating, the fluid lines of this ultimate High Jewellery necklace allow the crystalline perfection of the diamond to rest sensuously against the skin making an immediate and very real connection with the wearer.
"The Art of de GRISOGONO" Creation 1, sold at Christies' Magnificent Jewels Auction on November 14th, 2017. #TheArtofdeGRISOGONO#Christies#HighJewellery#Diamond@iammariaborges
Jordan Eagles’ “Jesus, Christie’s” (2018) features an original copy of the Christie’s Salvator Mundi sale catalog, laser-cut to accommodate twelve medical tubes that were used for collecting the blood of an HIV+ undetectable long-term survivor and activist. Catalog, tubes, needles and residual blood are encased in high-polished resin, mirroring the dimensions of the sold painting to forge a modern-day reliquary.
In creating “Jesus, Christie’s,” Eagles has considered Jesus as history’s greatest blood donor, following the Christian theological stance that he shed his blood for the deliverance of humankind.
Jean Michel-Basquiat emerged from the New York city “punk scene” to became a pioneer of Neo-expressionism, which was in stark contrast to the conceptual and minimal art, prevalent during the 1970s and 1980s. One of only seven silk-screens created by the artist during his lifetime, ‘Untitled (1983)’ features an African mask, his iconic three-pointed crown, cartoon characters, signs, symbols, and references to histories real and imagined, all packed into an inky black backdrop.
The painting will be on auction at the Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Afternoon Auction taking place in New York and is estimated between $1,800,000 and $2,500,000.
Image credits, @christiesinc
1 202 hours ago
David Hockney is to make history tonight 'Portrait of an Artist' ( Pool and Two Figures) @christiesinc anticipated to top all record sales by a living artist. When asked in an interview why the pool paintings resonate more that others, the artist replied, they are about the space they open up..about capturing water, something transparent in paint..
And, california sun..and and very much about David Hockney #davidhockney#christies#portraitofanartist#poolandtwofigures
0 192 hours ago
Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey sold for nearly $92 million, with fees, to an anonymous buyer Tuesday night at a Christie’s auction of Barney A. Ebsworth’s collection in New York. The sale is a record for the artist and a world auction record for the category of American Art.
The record for the 1929 painting was one of 13 world auction records for artists achieved during an evening sale dedicated to 42 works in Ebsworth’s collection. The auction, the first of two featuring the American collector’s works, realized a total of nearly $318 million, with 88% of the lots sold, with 80% of the works going to American collectors.
Image courtesy of Christie's Images
“Landmarks of 20th Century American Art”, on view through January 5, features paintings and sculpture by American artists long part of Forum Gallery’s 60-year history. Many of these are by artists whose works did especially well, some even breaking records, at @christiesinc fabulous evening sale of the Barney A. Ebsworth Collection. We call your attention to the great paintings we’re showing by #JohnMarin, #ArshileGorky, #MarsdenHartley, and #CharlesSheeler; all great examples from the artist’s oeuvre.
There’s a complete, fully illustrated catalogue, with extensive essays written by Niccolo Brooker, available at the gallery for this exhibition.
View a selection of the exhibition on our website.
3 473 hours ago
Nov, 14th 2017 - This date marks a new milestone in de GRISOGONO's history. "The Art of de GRISOGONO" Creation 1, the ultimate High Jewellery necklace set with the largest ever emerald-cut diamond offered at auction, broke the previous record price for a D Flawless Diamond. #TheArtofdeGRISOGONO#Christies#HighJewellery#Diamond