$7,000-$10,500 Value Indicator
$6,500-$9,500 Value Indicator
¥35,000-¥50,000 Value Indicator
€4,350-€6,500 Value Indicator
$35,000-$50,000 Value Indicator
¥680,000-¥1,000,000 Value Indicator
$4,700-$7,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 69cm x W 55cm
Edition size: 75
David Hockney's etching "Celia", signed and created in 1969, has an estimated value between £3,800 and £5,500. This captivating artwork has been sold in various countries including the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and the United States. Over the past 12 months, the average selling price was £3,087 with a total of 3 sales. Looking at the past five years, the hammer price has ranged from a low of £2,200 in July 2023 to a high of £3,861 in November 2023, providing an average annual growth rate of 4%. Since its first sale in April 2006, "Celia" has been sold 16 times, demonstrating its enduring appeal. This beautiful etching comes in an edition size of 75, offering exclusivity to its owners.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2023||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia - Signed Print|
|September 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Celia - Signed Print|
|October 2020||Van Ham Fine Art Auctions - Germany||Celia - Signed Print|
|May 2018||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Celia - Signed Print|
|December 2016||Bonhams New York - United States||Celia - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Celia - Signed Print|
|April 2014||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Celia - Signed Print|
Published in 1969, just a year before Celia Birtwell would become the model for perhaps Hockney’s most famous double portrait, Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, Celia is a striking etching of the designer who remains a close friend of the artist. Unlike later lithograph portraits here Birtwell is portrayed in a clean line drawing, which belies the medium of etching. She wears a similar style of empire line dress as that of the painting except that this one is covered in a lively pattern, presumably of her own design. She appears to be looking slightly above the artist and refuses to meet our gaze, her expression distant, her cheeks a little gaunt in contrast with her full figure which suggests she may be pregnant. Her feet are shown in elegant ballet pumps and she sits on a wooden chair that is barely seen. Her features are instantly recognisable as those of An Image Of Celia from the much later Moving Focus series; here she is undoubtedly younger and yet a little more preoccupied. The work is beautifully simple and shows Hockney’s ability to transfer his drawings to the etching plate, as with the Brothers Grimm series of the same year in which complex scenes and characters are depicted with a simple line.