£4,750-£7,000 VALUE (EST.)
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$8,000-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)
¥45,000-¥60,000 VALUE (EST.)
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¥870,000-¥1,280,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 80
H 69cm x W 57cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2021||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|February 2020||Wilson55 - United Kingdom||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|May 2017||Freeman's - United States||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|September 2015||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|March 2015||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|July 2014||Christie's New York - United States||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
|July 2014||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Sunflower I - Signed Print|
An obvious homage to van Gogh, Sunflower I is a striking intaglio still life. Here the sunflowers of the title stand tall in their pot or vase, against a background filled with marks from the etching plate. The leaves are a mass of black ink, dominating the composition, and bring a certain weight to the more ephemeral blooms. The work could just as easily be a copy of the Dutch master’s work or a study from life, however the pot is a different shape to van Gogh’s. It is likely that Hockney was inspired by the famous series of paintings and created his own similar composition. Whereas elsewhere there are veiled quotations from Morandi or Matisse still lifes, Hogarth prints, and various works of literature, here we see perhaps Hockney's most overt acknowledgment of the debt he owes to those who came before him. The artist clearly had a close relationship to van Gogh’s work and even compared his move to LA from London in 1964 to ‘van Gogh going to Arles’.