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David Hockney (British, b.1937)

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Birth Place: Bedford (Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom)

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How much are original David Hockney paintings worth?

David Hockney is one of the most popular artists in the world today and his paintings are often worth several million dollars. On the low end, a Hockney may be had for tens of thousands of dollars, but it isn’t unrealistic to have a major work sell for tens of millions of dollars. The most ever paid for a David Hockney painting is an astonishing $19,312,500 for the piece, Portrait of an Artist (Pool With Two Figures) (1972) which sold on November 11th, 2018.

Who is David Hockney?

David Hockney is a multi disciplined artist whose paintings are renowned by the entirety of the art community for their expression, technique, and dazzling command of color. In addition to paintings, Hockney also created collages made out of photographs. He called this style of collage a joiner. He was just as fond of photography as painting, so it was natural for him to combine these forms. Hockney’s work has continued to evolve, and he has always made use of the latest technology. His work has made use of devices ranging from laser printers to fax machines. More recently, he has created computer paintings using iPads and iPhones. Hockney was recently voted the most influential British artist of the 20th century.

How did David Hockney get started?

David Hockney was born in Bradford, England in 1937 and became one of the most influential modern artists of the 20th century. He moved to the U.S. in the 1960s and was famous for his paintings of Southern California swimming pools.I n 1953, Hockney studied art at the Bradford College of Art. He later attended the Royal College of Art in London, where he began to study modern styles of painting such as abstract expressionism. While still a student, he was able to sell paintings and won several prizes. Although raised in England, Hockney became enamored with Hollywood at a young age. This was partly due to his love of movies, which he frequently watched with his father. He moved to Los Angeles in 1966, where he began to paint the swimming pools that he became famous for.

What is David Hockney famous for?

David Hockney is famous for his expressionistic and pop art paintings from the 1960s through the current day. He is one of England’s most famous and well-beloved painters and has held this crown for the better part of sixty years. Never one to sit on his laurels, Hockney has continually evolved from his early days painting Los Angeles pool scenes. His works have been the subject of solo exhibitions all over the world, and he has become something of a celebrity in the modern art world. Well-beloved and continuously innovative, David Hockney is never one to rest on his laurels.

What kind of art does David Hockney make?

Hockney has continuously evolved since his appearance in the pop art scene. His work transcends expressionism, modernism, and even pop art aesthetics. This is evident in the history of his work. Hockney is an important figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, and his work appears in many modern art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Gallery in London, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo and many others.

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