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Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney sells for 22500 USD

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney sells for 22500 USD

Britain’s greatest living artist. Sketched self-portrait of British artist David Hockney sells for 22500 USD

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney
At first glance, the portrait looks like just another childhood drawing. But look carefully at this young boy and you may recognise a famous face – David Hockney, now known as Britain’s greatest living artist. The self-portrait, which he sketched more than 50 years ago when the painter was just 17 years old costs much now. In particular, just sold at Christie’s for more than $ 20,000.

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney. David Hockney (b. 1937). Fish and Chip Shop

Fish and Chip Shop. Illustration by David Hockney (b. 1937)

Printed on a piece of cartridge paper image was less than 30cm wide. In fact, produced by the young Hockney in 1954 as a school assignment.

But despite its humble appearance, experts say it is one of the rarest and earliest examples of his work and shows the distinctive talent Hockney possessed even as a teenager.

Meanwhile, Hockney was an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. And he is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney sells for 22500

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney. David Hockney, Jungle Boy, 1964

Jungle Boy, 1964. Painting by one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century David Hockney

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney. David Hockney, Lillis, 1971

Lillis, 1971. Painting by David Hockney

David Hockney's self-portrait

Self-portrait, David Hockney, Britain’s greatest living artist

Surprised David Hockney

Surprised David Hockney

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