$45,000-$70,000 Value Indicator
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¥4,460,000-¥6,510,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 39cm x W 47cm
Edition size: 80
The value of David Hockney’s Vertical Dogs is estimated to be worth between £25,000 to £35,000. This is a rare artwork with only 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price ranges from £18,000 in February 2021 to £22,000 in December 2021. The average return to the seller is £17,000 and the artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 20%. The first sale at auction was in April 2011 and the edition size of this artwork is limited to 80.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|December 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Vertical Dogs - Signed Print|
|February 2021||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Vertical Dogs - Signed Print|
|July 2014||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Vertical Dogs - Signed Print|
|April 2011||Sotheby's New York - United States||Vertical Dogs - Signed Print|
Vertical Dogs is a signed aquatint by David Hockney from 1995. Showing his two beloved dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, sleeping on a cushion, the portrait is an intimate representation of the relationship between man and dog. While he is not present, the artist’s loving gaze can be felt in the tenderness of the dogs’ portrayal. In later etchings of the dogs Hockney uses mark making to convey the wiriness of the dogs’ fur, but here, with the use of aquatint, their coats have been smoothed into a flat plane of brick red which contrasts beautifully with the blue of their cushion. They are outlined in black ink, in loose brushstrokes that delineate their features and paws with impressive economy. Hockney first started drawing dogs in 1987 when he adopted his first pair of dachshunds. What began as a casual drawing exercise soon became a series of tender portraits that are now an important part of his oeuvre, representing not just his love for these animals, which he thought of as ‘little people’, but also his grief over the loss of numerous friends and lovers to the AIDS crisis.