Sketched self-portrait of 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. Yes, it’s Hockney, now known as Britain’s greatest living artist. Noteworthy, the self-portrait, which he sketched more than 50 years ago costs much now. The painter was just 17 years old. In particular, just sold at Christie’s for more than $ 20,000.
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 sold for 22500