To Watch: David Hockney

David Hockney
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It was only a few months ago, when David Hockney set his auction record at $11.7 million (£9.4 million) at Sotheby’s, and now he’s back. You may have seen him in the news recently for redesigning ‘The Sun’ tabloid logo, to prepare for his opening at the Tate Britain.

Now open, the exhibition showcases some of Hockney’s most famous works in multiple formats: drawing, photography, print, video and paintings. This is one of the most admirable things about Hockey; that he is always embracing new medias and open to exploring different styles. His most recent focus has been the landscapes of Yorkshire, and the Tate is showing never-before-seen works.

David Hockney
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The market for Hockney’s pieces is experiencing a lot of growth potential, the demand to simply just see his works are outstanding, with over 20,000 tickets being bought in advance to his Tate Britain exhibition. This made it the fastest selling show in the history of the Tate. Even when the world markets were poor in 2010, Hockney’s works were resilient to this, just emphasizing the power of his art. It is estimated that the total auction sales of Hockney’s pieces totalled to around $35 million last year.

Auction Sales
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So, whether you’re a collector, seller or merely an admirer, you’re encouraged to head on down to the Tate Britain to immerse yourself in the wonders of the incredible David Hockney, who continues to excite us year after year. Here’s are a few of our favourite pieces you can expect to see:

Growing Up Garrowby Hill 2000
Growing Up Garrowby Hill 2000. Image source: Tate.
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy 1968
Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy 1968.
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Garden with Blue Terrace 2015
Garden with Blue Terrace 2015. Image source:

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About the Author:

Maryke wrote about luxury asset trends for Borro Private Finance.