£2,950-£4,350 VALUE (EST.)
$5,500-$8,000 VALUE (EST.)
$4,950-$7,500 VALUE (EST.)
¥25,000-¥35,000 VALUE (EST.)
€3,350-€4,950 VALUE (EST.)
$29,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥480,000-¥700,000 VALUE (EST.)
$3,650-$5,500 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 46cm x W 50cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2022||Waddington's - Canada||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|November 2020||Uppsala Auktionskammare - Sweden||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|May 2020||Bonhams Los Angeles - United States||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|May 2016||Wright - United States||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|December 2012||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|October 2011||Bonhams San Francisco - United States||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
|November 2007||Artcurial - France||Reclining Figure - Signed Print|
Shown reclining against a large pillow, his eyes slightly closed, his hands clasped together on his belly, Gregory Evans is the picture of relaxation in Hockney’s 1975 portrait. With his head turned away from us he appears to be focused on someone or something else, perhaps listening intently in this moment of repose. Delicately rendered in fine lines and elegant washes of grey black, the portrait represents Hockney’s talent for etching which he began working with while still at college in the early ’60s. Since then he pushed the medium to its limits, exploring its capacity for both simple line drawings and tonal work. Hockney met Evans in 1971 and the pair immediately hit it off. They were a couple for ten years, and Hockney has produced 40 portraits of Gregory, who still works and is friends with the artist, over the course of his long career. When asked in an interview who the love of his life has been, Hockney replied, ‘Maybe Gregory’. Suffused with love and intimacy the portrait allows us a glimpse into this relationship and the attention paid by the artist to his lover as a subject of both his affections and the artwork.