$11,500-$17,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 76cm x W 5cm
Edition size: 20
David Hockney's An Image Of Ken, a signed Lithograph from 1985, is a rare find with an estimated value ranging between £6,000 and £9,000. This artwork has seen two sales in the United States since its first auction date on 30 July 2020. The hammer price has varied from £3,805 in July 2020 to a peak of £5,646 in April 2023, providing an average return to sellers of £4,016. The artwork has demonstrated a promising appreciation in value, with an average annual growth rate of 17%. In the last 12 months, it achieved an average sales price of £5,646. This unique piece is part of a limited edition of just 20, making it a desirable addition for any art collector.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2023||Doyle New York - United States||An Image Of Ken - Signed Print|
|July 2020||Christie's New York - United States||An Image Of Ken - Signed Print|
An Image Of Ken is a signed lithographic print by David Hockney that was released in 1985 in an edition size of 20. The print features Ken Tyler, a prominent American printmaker, who worked with David Hockney on some of his most important lithographs in the early 1970s. A hugely influential figure for Hockney’s creative practice, Tyler introduced the artist to new techniques including one that combines painting with print-making.
In this experimental portrait, the human face appears disfigured as Hockney deliberately violates the sense of symmetry and proportion in his rendition of the facial features. The man’s chin is turned towards the telephone receiver on the left-hand side of the picture. The eyes, nose, and forehead, turned in the opposite direction, outgrow the unfinished facial contour that appears below. The perspective, overall, creates a sense of disorientation. As the two incompatible facial shapes overlap, their various features vie for the viewer’s attention, making it difficult to single out one central characteristic. Hockney commented on his experiments with perspective in the late 1980s: ”In a way, what I have been trying to move away from is a fixed viewpoint. That kind of line drawing on the whole works because you feel it’s accurate, you feel the line has got the volume, or the line has got the person. The line is doing all the work. The viewer knows that. And somehow the way the line is used there I feel I’ve explored. I’d rather explore it another way now.“