An iconic David Hockney painting just shattered auction records by over $30 million this week, selling for $90.3 million.
The 1972 painting sold “after a contest lasting more than nine minutes,” according to Christie’s. Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) went on sale as part of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale and was listed at a pre-sale estimate of $80 million, which was surpassed by over $10 million. The British artist’s painting exceeds the record previously set by Jeff Koons in 2013 when his Balloon Dog sold for $58.4 million.
While the average person may not have millions laying around for splurging on art, it’s still possible to get a fix of David Hockney work, whether you’re shopping for yourself or the art lover in your life, without spending a fortune. Shop some of our favorites below.
This catalog provides a full retrospective of Hockney’s career, illustrated with works that span six decades. It’s a must-have for any Hockney art aficionado.
For your canine fix, scoop up this adorable book filled with paintings of man’s best friend. Hockney’s collection of dachshund art celebrates his two furry friends, Stanley and Boodgie.
If you want the behind-the-scenes scoop on classic art, then this book will fascinate you. In it, Hockney interprets famous work and outlines a highly controversial theory about tricks of the trade used by some of the most famous artists in history.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast or not, this Japanese-inspired poster of Hockney’s is appealingly simple, yet beautiful — and anyone can appreciate that.
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