David Hockney Prints for Sale
Hockney at ModernPrints.co.uk
David Hockney is one of our best loved most famous artists. We have a selection of hand picked, signed, original prints for sale at reasonable prices. We offer a very knowledgeable and friendly service if you would like more information on the prints we have for sale. Perhaps there is a print you are searching for, contact us, we are always happy to know more and help if we can.
David Hockney (1937-) trained at Bradford College of Art, and then the Royal College of Art, London, where his painting began to attract the attention of critics and collectors. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and expressed great originality in his experimentation with different styles.
Born and brought up in Bradford the fourth of five children, he now divides his time between London and California. Apparently Hockney swims for half an hour each day and can stand for six hours at the easel. He is certainly one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the 20th Century principally obsessed with the challenge of representation, always thinking about how we see the world and how he can capture it in two dimensions. This obsession runs throughout his career expressed in numerous ways using painting, printmaking, photographic and computer techniques
Hockney in California
Hockney went to California for the first time aged 26 and worked at the studios of Gemini GEL where his printmaking career took off making remarkable etchings and lithographs. This included a set of 39 prints inspired by the magical yet gruesome fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm. He loves the city of LA and made many great artworks from his most famous subject - private swimming pools
Hockney in London and Bradford
Hockney has never forgotten his ties with Yorkshire and has spent time living in Bridlington on the coast. The largest permanent Collection of David Hockney’s artworks are in Salts Mill, a renovated industrial mill in the village of Saltaire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site not far from Bradford.
Hockney’s first solo show was at the Whitechapel Gallery, London when Hockney was aged 26, he has since exhibited regularly and extensively all over the world including a massive recent retrospective at Tate Britain with a selection of his most famous works celebrating his skill in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and video over the past six decades.
In 1990, Hockney was offered a Knighthood but he declined, he did however accept an Order of Merit in 2012 for his contribution to the arts
In 2014, Richard Lloyd, International Head of Prints at Christie’s curated “Hockney Printmaker” at the Dulwich Picture Gallery before going on tour to the Bowes Museum. This exhibition highlighted Hockney’s prolific and technically expert career as a printmaker.
In 2006, Hockney's painting, The Splash, sold for £2.6 million. In 2008, Beverly Hills Housewife (1966–67), a 12-foot-long acrylic that depicts the collector Betty Freeman standing by her pool in a long hot-pink dress, sold for $7.9 million at Christie's in New York and in 2016 his Woldgate Woods landscape made £9.4 million at auction