"Splash" by David Hockney appears in the auction the auction house Sotheby's
ARTinvestment.RU   13 января 2020

The painting, which depicts one of the most recognizable motifs in the artist, is estimated by experts in $26,1–million to 39.2 called among the most important lots of the evening auction of contemporary art on February 11

In 2018, the canvas David Hockney "portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)" became the most expensive work of living artists: an anonymous buyer then paid for it $90 312 500. And although last year this result was surpassed by the sculpture "Rabbit" by Jeff Koons, Hockney painting still remains the most expensive scenic paper rating living authors and is 14-е place on our list "the Most expensive artists in the world. Top auction results".

With this background it is not surprising that from the "Splash" are a lot. Moreover, this work has the potential to become one of the best investment projects in recent years. The previous appearance of the picture on the art-рынке refers to 2006 when it was bought by the current owner (the guarantee of a third party) for £2.9 million At that time, it was a record price for the artist.

Now, 13 years later, "the Surge" is estimated to be about 10 times more expensive — at £20-30 million, and has a lot of reasons to once again become one of the most expensive works of Hockney. The picture is the second part of the trilogy "Little splash", "Splash" and "Big splash" created by the artist in the years 1966-1967, where he in his usual manner depicts a typical summer view of the pool at the moment when somebody-то dived. In an interview, the artist said that the image of that moment, lasting only two seconds, it took him about two weeks.

Today, this story is one of the most important in the artist's work, and the scale (242,5 × 243,9 cm) "Big splash" that mimic the composition of 1966, 1981 and is in the permanent exhibition of Tate. Perhaps the pool of "High" shown on "record" the work "portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)" 1972.

Now, while before the auction Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Sotheby's London is less than a month, the painting participates in pre-tour, which includes shows in Hong Kong, Taipei, new-Йорке and London.

Source: ft.com

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