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David Hockney: Dog Etching No. 13 - Signed Print

Dog Etching No. 13
Signed Print

David Hockney


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

Etching, 1998
Signed Print Edition of 35

Critical Review

In 1995, Hockney staged an exhibition Dog Days at Yorkshire’s Salts Mill, displaying 45 paintings of his sausage dogs. Although affectionate and lighthearted at first glance, the pet portraits are rooted in the context of personal loss. Hockney started to paint his dogs after the death of his close friend Henry Geldzahler, the American curator of contemporary art. He commented in this context: “I wanted desperately to paint something loving… I felt such a loss of love I wanted to deal with it in some way. I realised I was painting my best friends. [...] They’re like little people to me. The subject wasn’t dogs but my love of the little creatures.”

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