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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 34cm x W 22cm
Edition size: 75
The etching by David Hockney, titled "Beautiful And White Flowers" from 1966, is estimated to be worth between £1,900 and £2,850. This artwork has been sold seven times at auction, with the first sale taking place in October 2001. Despite a slight decrease in value, with an average annual growth rate of -2% over the last five years, the hammer price ranges from a low of £750 in May 2021 to a high of £4,000 in April 2021. The artwork has been sold in two different countries, the United Kingdom and Canada. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 75.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|May 2021||Hall's Fine Art - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|April 2021||Sworders - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|June 2015||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|September 2007||Waddington's - Canada||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|October 2006||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|October 2002||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
|October 2001||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Beautiful And White Flowers - Signed Print|
Beautiful And White Flowers (1966) is a signed etching by David Hockney that belongs to Illustrations For Fourteen Poems By C. P. Cavafy - a series of prints illustrating or loosely evoking the scenes and motifs from the Alexandria-born Greek poet’s works.
Opening with a young man’s declaration that he wants to abandon his long-term lover, Cavafy’s poem deals with the crisis of a romantic relationship between two men. What propels the motif of abandonment is the male figure’s desire to break away from the life in austerity by starting a relationship with a much more affluent man than him and his current lover. Although it finishes on a dramatic note, culminating in the image of the young man’s death and the abandoned lover’s longing, Hockney strives to extricate a positive dimension from Cavafy’s poem. Beautiful And White Flowers presents the viewer with a static, surprisingly lighthearted scene, in which one man is seen lying down on a sofa while the other stands behind with his hand tenderly touching the cushion. Through such a representation, the artist seems to move beyond the moment in time described in the poem and imagines the relation in its early, innocent phase.