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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 104cm x W 75cm
Edition size: 100
David Hockney's lithograph "Celia Musing" from 1979, a signed piece, is estimated to be worth between £10,500 to £16,000. This artwork has been sold in the United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden, with a total of 5 sales at auction to date. The first sale at auction was on 20th April 2011. The hammer price in the last five years was £9,425 on 4th June 2019. Sellers have enjoyed an average return of £8,011, and the artwork has shown a promising increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 11%. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100, making it a rare find for collectors.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2019||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Celia Musing - Signed Print|
|April 2015||Christie's New York - United States||Celia Musing - Signed Print|
|June 2014||Uppsala Auktionskammare - Sweden||Celia Musing - Signed Print|
|February 2012||Cowan's Cincinnati - United States||Celia Musing - Signed Print|
|April 2011||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Celia Musing - Signed Print|
One of the more staged portraits in the 1979 Gemini series, this depiction of Hockney’s close friend and muse Celia Birtwell shows the young textile designer wearing a suit and heels. The sense of artifice is emphasised with the inclusion of a still life, recalling so called ‘swagger portraits’ and yet subverting the genre by the lack of ornament in both style and subject. Hockney painted and sketched Celia many times throughout his career and she is the subject – along with her husband Ossie Clark and her cat Percy – of one of Hockney’s most famous paintings. She appears in the 1979 Gemini portfolio seven times in various poses and outfits, as if Hockney were producing a number of quick, sketchy studies before producing a finished portrait. Speaking of his love for the designer as both friend and subject Hockney has said, “Celia has a beautiful face, a very rare face with lots of things in it which appeal to me. It shows aspects of her, like her intuitive knowledge and her kindness, which I think is the greatest virtue. To me she’s such a special person.”