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Planographic print, 1993
Signed Print Edition of 130
H 50cm x W 60cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2022||Phillips New York - United States||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|July 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|May 2019||Bonhams New York - United States||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|May 2018||Doyle New York - United States||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|July 2013||Christie's New York - United States||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
|February 2012||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Untitled For Joel Wachs - Signed Print|
Untitled For Joel Wachs is a signed print by British artist David Hockney. Issued in an edition of 130 in 1993, it was printed on arches wove paper and is part of the artist’s Abstractions series. Much like other works in this series, it is perhaps best digested as a visual translation of Hockney’s deconstructive approach to image making, and his lengthy engagement with abstraction during the early part of the 1990s.
Produced for Joel Wachs, an American politician, member of the Los Angeles City Council and acting president of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Untitled For Joel Wachs is part of British artist David Hockney’s Abstractions collection of works. Like other works in the series, such as Twelve Fifteen, its subject matter is unclear. Rather than opting for any simple and representational approach to image-making, however, this piece actively engages with notions of compositeness, recalling Hockney’s Photo Collages. Like those works, here Hockney combines many individual views of a given subject into a singular image which breaches the definitional limits of likeness. In 1993, Hockney produced his Very New Paintings series. Much like those works, Untitled For Joel Wachs is very much a two-dimensional rendering of space in which the boundaries between representation and non-representation are crossed, mixed, and obfuscated. In 1995, Hockney went on to enlarge the representational potential of these abstract works, producing the Snails Space series. This series largely comprised depictions of smaller sections of an installation entitled Snails Space With Vari-Lites (1995-1996). The large-scale piece was exhibited at Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian Museum in the same year.