5 Year Print Market Review 2023

Photographs

David Hockney is eternally fascinated with perspective and the camera obscura. Though he snubbed photography at first, he returned later to explore its fresh ways of seeing. This is reflective of the experimentality of Hockney’s broader printmaking career, and his willingness to embrace new techniques in pursuit of his thematic interests.

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At Rest - Signed Print by David Hockney 1971 - MyArtBroker
At Rest Signed Print 
David Hockney

£11,000-£16,000 VALUE (EST.)

$19,000-$28,000 VALUE (EST.)

$18,000-$26,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥90,000-¥130,000 VALUE (EST.)

12,500-18,000 VALUE (EST.)

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¥1,750,000-¥2,550,000 VALUE (EST.)

$13,500-$20,000 VALUE (EST.)

Henry Avoiding The Sun - Signed Print by David Hockney 1975 - MyArtBroker
Henry Avoiding The Sun Signed Print 
David Hockney

£5,500-£8,000 VALUE (EST.)

$9,500-$14,000 VALUE (EST.)

$9,000-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥45,000-¥70,000 VALUE (EST.)

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¥880,000-¥1,270,000 VALUE (EST.)

$7,000-$10,000 VALUE (EST.)

Herrenhauser Park, Hannover - Signed Print by David Hockney 1970 - MyArtBroker
Herrenhauser Park, Hannover Signed Print 
David Hockney

£6,000-£8,500 VALUE (EST.)

$10,500-$15,000 VALUE (EST.)

$10,000-$14,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥50,000-¥70,000 VALUE (EST.)

7,000-9,500 VALUE (EST.)

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¥960,000-¥1,360,000 VALUE (EST.)

$7,500-$10,500 VALUE (EST.)

Steps Into The Water - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Steps Into The Water Signed Print 
David Hockney

£16,000-£24,000 VALUE (EST.)

$28,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

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¥130,000-¥200,000 VALUE (EST.)

18,000-27,000 VALUE (EST.)

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¥2,570,000-¥3,850,000 VALUE (EST.)

$20,000-$30,000 VALUE (EST.)

Untitled (Swimming Pool) - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Untitled (Swimming Pool) Signed Print 
David Hockney

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Tidied Up Beach - Signed Print by David Hockney 1982 - MyArtBroker
Tidied Up Beach Signed Print 
David Hockney

£2,100-£3,100 VALUE (EST.)

$3,650-$5,500 VALUE (EST.)

$3,450-$5,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥17,000-¥26,000 VALUE (EST.)

2,400-3,500 VALUE (EST.)

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¥340,000-¥500,000 VALUE (EST.)

$2,600-$3,800 VALUE (EST.)

Yves-Marie Asleep - Unsigned Print by David Hockney 1974 - MyArtBroker
Yves-Marie Asleep Unsigned Print 
David Hockney

£2,600-£3,850 VALUE (EST.)

$4,550-$6,500 VALUE (EST.)

$4,250-$6,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥22,000-¥30,000 VALUE (EST.)

2,950-4,350 VALUE (EST.)

$25,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥420,000-¥620,000 VALUE (EST.)

$3,200-$4,750 VALUE (EST.)

Peter Washing, Belgrade, September - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Peter Washing, Belgrade, September Signed Print 
David Hockney

£13,500-£20,000 VALUE (EST.)

$24,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

$22,000-$35,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥110,000-¥170,000 VALUE (EST.)

15,000-23,000 VALUE (EST.)

$130,000-$190,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥2,170,000-¥3,210,000 VALUE (EST.)

$17,000-$25,000 VALUE (EST.)

Peter Showering In Paris - Signed Print by David Hockney 1976 - MyArtBroker
Peter Showering In Paris Signed Print 
David Hockney

£4,450-£6,500 VALUE (EST.)

$8,000-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

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¥35,000-¥50,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,000-7,500 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥710,000-¥1,040,000 VALUE (EST.)

$5,500-$8,000 VALUE (EST.)

Hangchow - Signed Print by David Hockney 1981 - MyArtBroker
Hangchow Signed Print 
David Hockney

£1,450-£2,150 VALUE (EST.)

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¥12,000-¥18,000 VALUE (EST.)

1,650-2,450 VALUE (EST.)

$14,000-$21,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥230,000-¥340,000 VALUE (EST.)

$1,800-$2,650 VALUE (EST.)

Four Images - Signed Print by David Hockney 1975 - MyArtBroker
Four Images Signed Print 
David Hockney

£2,650-£3,900 VALUE (EST.)

$4,650-$7,000 VALUE (EST.)

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$26,000-$40,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥430,000-¥630,000 VALUE (EST.)

$3,250-$4,800 VALUE (EST.)

John St Clair Swimming - Signed Print by David Hockney 1973 - MyArtBroker
John St Clair Swimming Signed Print 
David Hockney

£7,000-£10,500 VALUE (EST.)

$12,000-$18,000 VALUE (EST.)

$11,500-$17,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥60,000-¥90,000 VALUE (EST.)

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$70,000-$100,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥1,120,000-¥1,680,000 VALUE (EST.)

$8,500-$13,000 VALUE (EST.)

My Parents - Signed Print by David Hockney 1975 - MyArtBroker
My Parents Signed Print 
David Hockney

£4,550-£6,500 VALUE (EST.)

$8,000-$11,500 VALUE (EST.)

$7,500-$10,500 VALUE (EST.)

¥40,000-¥50,000 VALUE (EST.)

5,000-7,500 VALUE (EST.)

$45,000-$60,000 VALUE (EST.)

¥730,000-¥1,040,000 VALUE (EST.)

$5,500-$8,000 VALUE (EST.)

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Meaning & Analysis

Although more well-known for his photo-collages, Hockney’s Photographs series offer an intimate glimpse into his personal life, friends and trips.

Many of these were taken as records of trips, such as Sian 15-23, which shows two figures walking on a path by a shrine, as seen from behind a bamboo blind. Wuxi 35-9, Wuxi 45-7 and Wuxi 40-12, also dating to 1981, appear to have been taken on the same trip to China and we can see him picking out important details such as chairs, tables, ashtrays and plants that feature heavily in his prints and paintings.

Perhaps Hockney’s most famous photographic series, however, is Twenty Photographic Pictures which is mostly made up of sun bleached images of California, including three shots of a swimming pool, with a few notable exceptions. A portrait of the artist’s parents standing on their doorstep in Bradford offers a sharp contrast to the pastel tones of LA, Malibu and Santa Monica, while a perfectly composed image of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris feels like a nod to Seurat and a reminder of how Hockney used his camera to test compositions for paintings and prints. The interior shots in the series showcase his ongoing fascination with the male nude while a picture of a desk set up with a still life of a lemon and the drawing of it beneath, or a photograph of a painting in his studio, gives us an insight into his practice.

Elsewhere Hockney uses photography to capture his beloved dachshunds, whom he painted and reproduced in print many times over the course of his career, providing an alternative to working from life with difficult models.