Contemporary Print Market Report
David Hockney: Celia Adjusting Her Eyelash - Signed Print

Celia Adjusting Her Eyelash
Signed Print

David Hockney


This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Lithograph, 1979
Signed Print Edition of 100

Critical Review

The print is in dialogue with a rich lineage of artists including Henri Matisse and Edgar Degas whose depictions of women link the domestic space to the intimate moments of introspection.

Sitting on a chair in front of the mirror, the central figure of the print is rendered in thin contour that shares stylistic affinity with such 1979 works as Celia Reading and Bill And James II. In each of these prints, Hockney establishes the intimacy of the scene by showing his subjects to be unaware of the painter’s gaze. The down-to-earth realism of the scene reminds the viewer of Hockney’s lifelong interest in photography and, as a stark departure from his colourful, detail-oriented portraits of family and friends, exemplifies the artist’s continued need to diversify his work.

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