$16,000-$24,000 Value Indicator
$14,500-$21,000 Value Indicator
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¥1,580,000-¥2,330,000 Value Indicator
$11,000-$16,000 Value Indicator
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Digital Print, 1986
Signed Print Edition of 60
H 36cm x W 22cm
The value of David Hockney's Man Reading Stendahl is estimated to be worth between £8,500 to £12,500. This unique digital print, signed by the artist himself, has only been sold 5 times at auction to date, with sales occurring in the United Kingdom and the United States. The hammer price has ranged from £5,374 in February 2021 to £11,906 in September 2022, providing an average return to the seller of £6,758. This artwork has demonstrated a steady increase in value, with an average annual growth rate of 3%. The first sale at auction was on 17th July 2018, and the edition size of this artwork is limited to just 60.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|November 2023||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Man Reading Stendahl - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Man Reading Stendahl - Signed Print|
|February 2021||Rago Arts and Auction Center - United States||Man Reading Stendahl - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Man Reading Stendahl - Signed Print|
|July 2018||Christie's New York - United States||Man Reading Stendahl - Signed Print|
Reduced to a handful of lines and fragmented, the figure in Hockney’s Man Reading Stendhal recalls Picasso's Cubist portraits. His eyes lowered to read an unmarked book, he sits in an armchair on a fuzzy blue rug. Behind him, as if plastered to the wall, are pages of text. His face is mottled, as are other coloured parts of the work, recalling the texture of old fashioned composition notebooks. One of the more playful works in the Home Made Prints series, Man Reading Stendahl is a joyful experiment with style and technique that marks a significant departure from the etchings and lithographs of his earlier work. With the purchase of an office photocopier in 1986 Hockney was able to find a new freedom in printmaking; where before he was reliant on assistants and workshops, with the machine he could add layers, play with texture and scale, and produce digital print editions all by himself. Speaking of his newfound technique the artist said, “I can work with great speed and responsiveness. In fact this is the closest I’ve ever come in printing to what it’s like to paint: I can put something down, evaluate it, alter it, revise it, reexamine it, all in a matter of seconds”.