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Celia
Birtwell

While David Hockney is perhaps best known for portraits of his male friends and lovers, he also dedicated a significant part of his oeuvre to painting, drawing, and making prints of his long-term female friend Celia Birtwell. This collection gathers portraits of Celia translated from, and printed in, a range of media.

David Hockney prints for sale

An Image Of Celia (State II) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1986 - MyArtBroker
An Image Of Celia (State II) 
David HockneySigned Print 

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Celia Weary - Signed Print by David Hockney 1979 - MyArtBroker
Celia Weary 
David HockneySigned Print 

£6,500-£10,000Value Indicator

$12,500-$19,000 Value Indicator

$11,000-$17,000 Value Indicator

¥60,000-¥90,000 Value Indicator

7,500-11,500 Value Indicator

$60,000-$100,000 Value Indicator

¥1,220,000-¥1,870,000 Value Indicator

$8,000-$12,500 Value Indicator

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Celia In An Armchair - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia In An Armchair 
David HockneySigned Print 

£17,000-£26,000Value Indicator

$35,000-$50,000 Value Indicator

$29,000-$45,000 Value Indicator

¥150,000-¥230,000 Value Indicator

20,000-30,000 Value Indicator

$170,000-$260,000 Value Indicator

¥3,180,000-¥4,860,000 Value Indicator

$22,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

-3% AAGR (5YR)

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6 want this
Celia With Green Plant - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia With Green Plant 
David HockneySigned Print 

£12,500-£19,000Value Indicator

$24,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

$22,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

¥110,000-¥170,000 Value Indicator

14,500-22,000 Value Indicator

$120,000-$190,000 Value Indicator

¥2,340,000-¥3,550,000 Value Indicator

$16,000-$24,000 Value Indicator

-1% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia - Signed Print by David Hockney 1969 - MyArtBroker
Celia 
David HockneySigned Print 

£3,800-£5,500Value Indicator

$7,500-$10,500 Value Indicator

$6,500-$9,500 Value Indicator

¥35,000-¥50,000 Value Indicator

4,400-6,500 Value Indicator

$40,000-$50,000 Value Indicator

¥710,000-¥1,030,000 Value Indicator

$4,800-$7,000 Value Indicator

3% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia Seated In An Office Chair - Signed Print by David Hockney 1974 - MyArtBroker
Celia Seated In An Office Chair 
David HockneySigned Print 

£9,000-£13,500Value Indicator

$17,000-$26,000 Value Indicator

$16,000-$23,000 Value Indicator

¥80,000-¥120,000 Value Indicator

10,500-16,000 Value Indicator

$90,000-$130,000 Value Indicator

¥1,680,000-¥2,520,000 Value Indicator

$11,500-$17,000 Value Indicator

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Celia Making Tea - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Celia Making Tea 
David HockneySigned Print 

£20,000-£30,000Value Indicator

$40,000-$60,000 Value Indicator

$35,000-$50,000 Value Indicator

¥180,000-¥270,000 Value Indicator

23,000-35,000 Value Indicator

$200,000-$300,000 Value Indicator

¥3,740,000-¥5,610,000 Value Indicator

$25,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

32% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia Observing - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Celia Observing 
David HockneySigned Print 

£8,500-£13,000Value Indicator

$16,000-$25,000 Value Indicator

$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator

¥80,000-¥120,000 Value Indicator

10,000-15,000 Value Indicator

$80,000-$130,000 Value Indicator

¥1,590,000-¥2,430,000 Value Indicator

$11,000-$16,000 Value Indicator

6% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia In The Director's Chair 
David HockneySigned Print 

£11,500-£17,000Value Indicator

$22,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

$20,000-$29,000 Value Indicator

¥100,000-¥150,000 Value Indicator

13,500-20,000 Value Indicator

$110,000-$170,000 Value Indicator

¥2,150,000-¥3,180,000 Value Indicator

$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator

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Big Celia Print #2 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1981 - MyArtBroker
Big Celia Print #2 
David HockneySigned Print 

£16,000-£24,000Value Indicator

$30,000-$45,000 Value Indicator

$27,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

¥140,000-¥220,000 Value Indicator

19,000-28,000 Value Indicator

$160,000-$240,000 Value Indicator

¥2,980,000-¥4,470,000 Value Indicator

$20,000-$30,000 Value Indicator

-6% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia Seated In An Office Chair (black state) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1974 - MyArtBroker
Celia Seated In An Office Chair (black state) 
David HockneySigned Print 

£13,000-£20,000Value Indicator

$25,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

$22,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

¥120,000-¥180,000 Value Indicator

15,000-23,000 Value Indicator

$130,000-$200,000 Value Indicator

¥2,430,000-¥3,740,000 Value Indicator

$16,000-$25,000 Value Indicator

13% AAGR (5YR)

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Celia In A Wicker Chair (black state) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1974 - MyArtBroker
Celia In A Wicker Chair (black state) 
David HockneySigned Print 

£13,500-£20,000Value Indicator

$26,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

$23,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

¥120,000-¥180,000 Value Indicator

16,000-23,000 Value Indicator

$130,000-$200,000 Value Indicator

¥2,520,000-¥3,740,000 Value Indicator

$17,000-$25,000 Value Indicator

23% AAGR (5YR)

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Big Celia Print #3 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1981 - MyArtBroker
Big Celia Print #3 
David HockneySigned Print 

£13,500-£20,000Value Indicator

$26,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

$23,000-$35,000 Value Indicator

¥120,000-¥180,000 Value Indicator

16,000-23,000 Value Indicator

$130,000-$200,000 Value Indicator

¥2,520,000-¥3,740,000 Value Indicator

$17,000-$25,000 Value Indicator

-17% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Smoking - Signed Print by David Hockney 1973 - MyArtBroker
Celia Smoking 
David HockneySigned Print 

£5,500-£8,500Value Indicator

$10,500-$16,000 Value Indicator

$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator

¥50,000-¥80,000 Value Indicator

6,500-10,000 Value Indicator

$50,000-$80,000 Value Indicator

¥1,030,000-¥1,590,000 Value Indicator

$7,000-$11,000 Value Indicator

-9% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Reading - Signed Print by David Hockney 1979 - MyArtBroker
Celia Reading 
David HockneySigned Print 

£7,500-£11,000Value Indicator

$14,500-$21,000 Value Indicator

$13,000-$19,000 Value Indicator

¥70,000-¥100,000 Value Indicator

8,500-12,500 Value Indicator

$70,000-$110,000 Value Indicator

¥1,400,000-¥2,060,000 Value Indicator

$9,500-$14,000 Value Indicator

-7% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Observing (black state) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Celia Observing (black state) 
David HockneySigned Print 

£5,000-£7,500Value Indicator

$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator

$8,500-$13,000 Value Indicator

¥45,000-¥70,000 Value Indicator

6,000-8,500 Value Indicator

$50,000-$70,000 Value Indicator

¥940,000-¥1,400,000 Value Indicator

$6,500-$9,500 Value Indicator

-4% AAGR (5YR)
Celia In A Wicker Chair - Signed Print by David Hockney 1974 - MyArtBroker
Celia In A Wicker Chair 
David HockneySigned Print 

£8,500-£13,000Value Indicator

$16,000-$25,000 Value Indicator

$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator

¥80,000-¥120,000 Value Indicator

10,000-15,000 Value Indicator

$80,000-$130,000 Value Indicator

¥1,580,000-¥2,420,000 Value Indicator

$11,000-$16,000 Value Indicator

-3% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Adjusting Her Eyelash - Signed Print by David Hockney 1979 - MyArtBroker
Celia Adjusting Her Eyelash 
David HockneySigned Print 

£2,650-£3,950Value Indicator

$5,000-$7,500 Value Indicator

$4,550-$7,000 Value Indicator

¥24,000-¥35,000 Value Indicator

3,050-4,550 Value Indicator

$26,000-$40,000 Value Indicator

¥500,000-¥740,000 Value Indicator

$3,350-$5,000 Value Indicator

-1% AAGR (5YR)
Celia, 8365 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood - Signed Print by David Hockney 1973 - MyArtBroker
Celia, 8365 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood 
David HockneySigned Print 

£6,000-£8,500Value Indicator

$11,500-$16,000 Value Indicator

$10,500-$14,500 Value Indicator

¥50,000-¥80,000 Value Indicator

7,000-10,000 Value Indicator

$60,000-$80,000 Value Indicator

¥1,120,000-¥1,590,000 Value Indicator

$7,500-$11,000 Value Indicator

-14% AAGR (5YR)
Big Celia Print #1 - Signed Print by David Hockney 1981 - MyArtBroker
Big Celia Print #1 
David HockneySigned Print 

£29,000-£45,000Value Indicator

$60,000-$90,000 Value Indicator

$50,000-$80,000 Value Indicator

¥260,000-¥410,000 Value Indicator

35,000-50,000 Value Indicator

$290,000-$450,000 Value Indicator

¥5,420,000-¥8,420,000 Value Indicator

$35,000-$60,000 Value Indicator

5% AAGR (5YR)
Celia In A Polka Dot Skirt - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia In A Polka Dot Skirt 
David HockneySigned Print 

£10,500-£16,000Value Indicator

$20,000-$30,000 Value Indicator

$18,000-$27,000 Value Indicator

¥90,000-¥140,000 Value Indicator

12,000-19,000 Value Indicator

$100,000-$160,000 Value Indicator

¥1,960,000-¥2,980,000 Value Indicator

$13,500-$20,000 Value Indicator

4% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Pondering - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia Pondering 
David HockneySigned Print 

£8,500-£12,500Value Indicator

$16,000-$24,000 Value Indicator

$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator

¥80,000-¥110,000 Value Indicator

10,000-14,500 Value Indicator

$80,000-$120,000 Value Indicator

¥1,590,000-¥2,340,000 Value Indicator

$11,000-$16,000 Value Indicator

-5% AAGR (5YR)
An Image Of Celia (study) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1986 - MyArtBroker
An Image Of Celia (study) 
David HockneySigned Print 

£5,500-£8,500Value Indicator

$10,500-$16,000 Value Indicator

$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator

¥50,000-¥80,000 Value Indicator

6,500-10,000 Value Indicator

$50,000-$80,000 Value Indicator

¥1,030,000-¥1,590,000 Value Indicator

$7,000-$11,000 Value Indicator

18% AAGR (5YR)
Celia Looks - Signed Print by David Hockney 1980 - MyArtBroker
Celia Looks 
David HockneySigned Print 

£7,000-£10,500Value Indicator

$13,500-$20,000 Value Indicator

$12,000-$18,000 Value Indicator

¥60,000-¥90,000 Value Indicator

8,000-12,000 Value Indicator

$70,000-$100,000 Value Indicator

¥1,310,000-¥1,960,000 Value Indicator

$9,000-$13,500 Value Indicator

38% AAGR (5YR)

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Meaning & Analysis

Long time friend and recurring muse Celia Birtwell has been captured in this series of portraits by Hockney across various mediums.

Long time friend and recurring muse Celia Birtwell has been captured in this series of portraits by Hockney across various mediums. One of the most iconic textile designers in British fashion history Celia rose to fame alongside Hockney in the ’60s and ’70s when her bright colourful prints were highly in demand from fashion designers. Most famously Hockney painted Celia’s portrait with her husband, and fellow designer, Ossie Clark and their pet cat in 1971 in what is probably Hockney’s most famous double portrait,Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy.

As well as appearing in the 1976 Friends portfolio, Birtwell features heavily in the 1979 Gemini series. Throughout she is shown in various poses, often seated, often reclining, sometimes at her toilet, and other times she is pensive, seeming too preoccupied to notice the artist. Often these works tend to reference artists such as Matisse, Degas and Toulouse Lautrec, as if Hockney required the subject of a woman – the traditional gender for a muse – in order to directly converse with these masters. Speaking of his love for the designer as both friend and subject Hockney has said, “Celia has a beautiful face, a very rare face with lots of things in it which appeal to me. It shows aspects of her, like her intuitive knowledge and her kindness, which I think is the greatest virtue. To me she’s such a special person.”

By looking at the Celia prints as a group we are able to track the evolution of Hockney’s style, from the 1969 etching and aquatint, entitled simply Celia, in which she sits side on, her pregnant belly evident under a flowery gown, to the 1973 lithograph Celia Smoking. With works such as Celia in A Wicker Chair we see Hockney experimenting with colour in etching while works such as Big Celia see Hockney pushing the boundaries of lithography to create a monumental print in a painterly style that once again recalls Matisse.