- One of the working photographs of David Hockney for the "Portrait of an Artist (Two-Figure Pool)". Source: Christie's
- David Hockney takes pictures of Peter Schlesinger in Kensington Park in London. Source: Christie's
Auctioneers believe that the preliminary assessment of the portrait is justified, since the cost of the work of the most authoritative living artist in Great Britain has been steadily increasing for several years. According to the influential portal Artnet, all Hockney works sold by auction in 2017 brought a total of 43.3 million dollars. This is 8.3 million dollars more than a year earlier.Pacific Coast and Santa Monica Highway David Hockney1990, 198.1 × 304.8 cm In May 2018, the auction record for the works of the British classic was surpassed twice during the hour on sale at Sotheby's in New York. First, his drawing “The Pool at Midnight (Paper Basin 30)” (1978) was sold for 11.7 million dollars, but then the palm passed to the landscape “Highway on the Pacific Coast and Santa Monica” (1990). For him, the buyer laid out 28.4 million dollars. However, the estimate for Christie's "Portrait of the Artist (Pool with two figures)" is almost three times higher.
The painting will be exhibited in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles, and then sold in New York on November 15. Arthiv: read us in the Telegram and look at Instagram
According to the materials of the official website of the auction house Christie's, online publications The Art Newspaper and artnet News. Main illustration - The Japan Times