$6,000-$9,000 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 58cm x W 55cm
Edition size: 100
David Hockney's Celia Reclining, a signed lithograph from 1979, is estimated to be worth between £3,100 and £4,650. This artwork has been sold 10 times at auction since its initial sale in July 2009, across the United Kingdom, United States, and Sweden. Over the past five-year period, the hammer price ranged from £2,492 in March 2023 to a peak of £9,000 in December 2020. The average return to the seller during this period was £4,093, with an average annual growth rate of 1%. In the last 12 months, the average selling price was £2,567, with a total of 2 sales. The edition size of Celia Reclining is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2023||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|March 2023||A.N. Abell Auction Company - United States||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|March 2021||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|June 2020||Uppsala Auktionskammare - Sweden||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
|December 2018||Sotheby's New York - United States||Celia Reclining - Signed Print|
In contrast to Hockney’s other portraits of Celia Birtwell in the Gemini G.E.L 1979 Portfolio, Celia Reclining feels closer to a quick sketch than a lithograph. While Celia Elegant and Celia Musing show the textile designer in a formal pose, rendered in loose inky brushstrokes, here we are presented with a more intimate portrayal of Hockney’s close friend and muse. Curled up in a chair, Birtwell is shown at rest, one arm pulled back as if stretching or in mid conversation, distracted from the role of the sitter. Her eyes are turned away from us and we feel like we have caught her unawares. While Birtwell's hair and body are made up of faint lines Hockney chooses to change style for her face, adding a depth to her lips that highlights the minimalism of the rest of her body. In this way the work recalls Ann Combing Her Hairfrom the same series where the sitter’s garment is given more attention than her face. This is one of seven portraits of Birtwell in the portfolio and represents Hockney’s fondness for her as both friend and sitter, whom he once described as having “a very rare face with lots of things in it which appeal to me.”