Modern and Contemporary Art at Halls Auctioneers is continuing to go from strength to strength. Following on from a highly successful Autumn sale, Paintings specialist Abigail Molenaar is already gearing up for the next auction this spring, with works by artists such as Patrick Hughes, David Bomberg, Blek le Rat and as well as a single owner collection of 12 fresh to the market etchings by David Hockney already consigned.
David Hockney is one of the most versatile and celebrated contemporary British artists of all time, with his works realising some of the highest prices ever achieved by a living artist at auction. It is rare for such a large collection to come up for auction and these etchings demonstrate Hockney’s story-telling ability and skill in expressing human emotion. The collection includes examples of Hockney’s literary illustrations from Grimms Fairy Tales (1969) and the poetry of Constantine P. Cavafy (1966) as well as a number of his erotic etchings. With starting prices ranging from £800-£3,000 this is an exciting opportunity to purchase a genuine artwork from one of Britain’s most celebrated and high profile contemporary artists.
In 1969 Hockney created a series of etchings to illustrate six of his favourite stories from the Brothers Grimms Fairy Tales. He chose to use the clear lines of etching to reflect the simple, direct style of language used in these childhood stories and really explored the supernatural and psychological aspects of the tales. Halls Fine Art have three works from Hockney’s illustrations for Rapunzel, including this rather melancholy depiction of an older, wiser, world-weary Rapunzel.
“You cannot have a discussion about British contemporary art without thinking about David Hockney and he is my absolute favourite artist so I am very excited to be working with this collection” Abigail Molenaar.
Halls Modern and Contemporary Art auction will take place 23rd April-9th May and the auction is currently open for consignments. For further information or a valuation please contact specialist Abigail Molenaar.
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