$22,000-$30,000 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
¥2,140,000-¥3,170,000 Value Indicator
$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 97cm x W 107cm
Edition size: 100
David Hockney's "Celia In The Director's Chair", a lithograph from 1980, is estimated to be worth £11,500 to £17,000 and has been sold at auction 6 times. Over the last five years, the hammer price has ranged from £9,206 in October 2020 to a high of £12,898 in January 2023, demonstrating an increase in value over time. This signed artwork has been sold in two countries: the United Kingdom and the United States. In the last 12 months, it has sold once with a selling price of £12,898. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Sotheby's New York - United States||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|June 2018||Wright - United States||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|November 2015||Palm Beach Modern Auctions - United States||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|December 2012||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|May 2008||Sotheby's New York - United States||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
|July 1994||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Celia In The Director's Chair - Signed Print|
One of the more coy depictions of Celia Birtwell in Hockney’s oeuvre, Celia In The Director’s Chair shows the designer and model sat forwards in the classic style of chair, her eyes downturned and her hands in her pockets as if she might be just about to get up. She wears a tight black skirt that reveals her bare legs and a plain blouse which is conspicuously lacking in the bold prints we come to expect from the artist’s portraits of Birtwell. On her head she wears the black beret we recognise from works such as Celia In An Armchairhowever this work is closer to Celia Musing with its loose brushstrokes which depict her iconic features with a graceful economy. Her feet are tucked together in unassuming ballet pumps, adding to the suggestion of her body language that she is experiencing a moment of shyness, unusual for such a long term sitter of Hockney’s portraits and a close friend. Usually Hockney’s portraits of Birtwell are suffused in intimacy, even when she is looking away, or a directness and confidence when she meets his gaze.