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Medium: Photographic print
Format: Signed Print
Size: H 143cm x W 136cm
Edition size: 20
David Hockney's photographic print, The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo, created in 1983, is estimated to be worth between £29,000 to £45,000. This exceptional artwork has been sold in the United States and the United Kingdom, with a total of 4 sales at auction to date. The first sale at auction was on 12th October 2011. Unfortunately, there have been no sales in the last five years or the last 12 months, so we can't provide a recent hammer price range or average return to the seller. The artwork is signed by the artist and the edition size of this artwork is limited to just 20, making it a unique and valuable piece for any collector.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2015||Phillips New York - United States||The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo - Signed Print|
|March 2014||Phillips New York - United States||The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo - Signed Print|
|September 2012||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo - Signed Print|
|October 2011||Phillips London - United Kingdom||The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo - Signed Print|
Created in 1982, a year in which British artist David Hockney experimented at length with photography, this signed print belongs to the artist’s Photo Collages collection. Released in a limited edition of 20, it comprises a number of individual photographs of a Tokyo street.
The Ashtray, Sunday Morning, Tokyo is a signed print by British artist David Hockney. Depicting a Tokyo street from many different angles, it engages directly with the interplay between the urban environment and nature, much like another print in the Photo Collages collection, Graffiti Palace, New York (1982), which chooses a rotunda in New York’s Central Park as its subject matter. Taken during one of Hockney’s trips to Japan, a country he has been visiting since 1971 – a year marred by his breakup with American artist Peter Schlesinger – the piece’s multiple perspectives marry the urban and the natural world. In this piece, one of the many focal points of Hockney’s camera-as-eye is a tree jutting out of the pavement; surrounded by power cables and bold signage rendered in Japanese ‘Kanji’ script, the tree serves as a visual link to another of Hockney’s photo collages which portrays the Merced River, Yosemite Valley (1983). Movement is not absent from this piece, however, with Hockney tracing a figure’s movement as they walk across the street. Committing each moment of this miniature ‘event’ to the composition, Hockney references his own photographic philosophy and advocation of a new form of image-making which would better reflect the human experience.