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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 30cm x W 40cm
Edition size: 50
David Hockney's "The Start Of A Spending Spree And The Door Opening For A Blonde" is a signed etching from 1961 that is estimated to be worth between £6,000 to £8,500. This artwork has a unique appeal, having been sold only once at auction in the United Kingdom on 19th November 2013. Unfortunately, there have been no sales in the last five years and twelve months, so we don't have recent data on hammer price range or average return to the seller. However, this piece's rarity and the artist's renown could make it a valuable addition to any collection. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 50, ensuring its exclusivity.
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|November 2013||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||The Start Of A Spending Spree And The Door Opening For A Blonde - Signed Print|
This signed etching by David Hockney is plate 3 from his celebrated A Rake’s Progress series. Produced in an edition of 50 it is titled The Start Of A Spending Spree And The Door Opening For A Blonde and shows the figure of the young artist in profile, a large bottle of what we can presume to be some kind of liquor on his head, facing a door that has become a portal to the ocean. A red sun, reminiscent of Japanese iconography, is setting over the water and palm trees can be found on either side of the door, suggesting a dream or desire for the West Coast. He would later make this dream a reality when he moved to Los Angeles in 1964, swapping what he saw as the greyness of London for bright sun and a pastel palette. While many artists were moving to New York to further their careers and to become part of a vibrant scene that had produced Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art among other movements, Hockney went against the grain. In this scene – and many others throughout the series – we perceive some of the loneliness or isolation he felt in the East Coast city which comes across as cold and empty, perhaps explaining his decision to go West.