David Hockney's The Splash, 1966

David Hockney
The Splash, 1966

Painting

72 x 72 in

Unique

Sotheby’s is announcing one of the most famous images from David Hockney’s career will be offered with an estimate of £20-30m during Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London on February 11th. The Splash (1966) is a companion work to the Tate Modern museum’s famous A Bigger Splash (1967) which is one of the best known works by Hockney and a key image from the 1960s.

The Splash previously set a record for Hockney’s work when it sold for £2.9m at Sotheby’s in London in 2006. Since that time, several works by Hockney have sold for many times that price resetting the artist’s market several times over. The first works to break into eight-figures were later paintings from after Hockney’s return to his Yorkshire home. Then, at the end of 2018, Hockney’s market was reset again with collector Joe Lewis’s dramatic sale of Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) for $90.3m in New York. www.artmarketmonitor.com/2020/01/10/hockneys-reco…

Sotheby’s is announcing one of the most famous images from David Hockney’s career will be offered with an estimate of £20-30m during Contemporary Art Evening Sale in London on February 11th. The… more

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