$110,000-$170,000 Value Indicator
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¥10,910,000-¥16,370,000 Value Indicator
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Medium: Digital Print
Format: Signed Print
Size: H 85cm x W 115cm
Edition size: 35
The value of David Hockney’s A Bigger Fire is estimated to be worth between £60,000 to £90,000. This is a rare artwork with only 2 sales at auction YTD. The hammer price ranges from £47,622 in September 2022 to £54,567 in June 2022. The average return to the seller is £43,430 and the artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 20%. The first sale at auction was in June 2022 and the edition size of this artwork is limited to 35.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||A Bigger Fire - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||A Bigger Fire - Signed Print|
A Bigger Fire (2020) is a digital print by David Hockney, created with the use of an iPad. Hockney has been drawing on the iPad since it was first released in 2010 and his artistic output inspired by the medium continues to be prolific, including 212 digital paintings produced in 2018. A timely reminder about the importance of finding spaces of joy and comfort at the time of global unrest, the painting was used as a front cover for the December issue of New Yorker in 2020.
The print depicts an outdoor altar with a burning fireplace rendered as a swarm of twisted lines in orange and yellow. While Hockney’s many depictions of domestic spaces have varied from minimalistic to exuberantly detailed and playful, the digital paintings represent the artist’s renewed foray into experiments with colour and bold marks characterising his earlier works, such as Pembroke Studio Interior (1984). Created shortly after the outbreak of the global pandemic, the image of the hearth inevitably invites associations with the comfort of retreating into one’s private space during uncertain times. A strip of red bricks in the top part of the drawing combined with beige floor and brown background behind the fireplace establish a warm colour palette that further tightens the link between the subject matter and notions of solace and escape.