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Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney sells for 22500

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney sells for 22500 USD

Sketched self-portrait of British artist David Hockney sells for 22500 USD

Sketched self-portrait of David Hockney at first glance 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 was sketched more than 50 years ago when the painter was just 17 years old, has just sold at Christie’s for more than $ 20,000.

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

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

The image was printed on a piece of cartridge paper less than 30cm wide and was produced by the young Hockney in 1954 as a school assignment.

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

David Hockney, Jungle Boy, 1964

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.

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

David Hockney, Lillis, 1971

David Hockney's self-portrait

David Hockney’s self-portrait

Surprised David Hockney

Surprised David Hockney

Hockney was an important contributor to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s and one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century

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