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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 35cm x W 23cm
Edition size: 75
The value of David Hockney's The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store, a signed Intaglio piece from 1966, is estimated to be worth between £2,200 to £3,250. This is a rare artwork with only 5 sales at auction to date, all of which took place in the United Kingdom. The hammer price in the last five-year period was £2,000 on 21st September 2023. The average return to the seller during this period was £1,700. The first sale at auction was on 2nd June 2005. This artwork has shown a stable value over time, and the edition size of this artwork is limited to 75.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|September 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store - Signed Print|
|September 2010||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store - Signed Print|
|June 2008||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store - Signed Print|
|April 2006||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store - Signed Print|
|June 2005||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store - Signed Print|
The Shop Window Of A Tobacco Store sees Hockney incorporating architectural elements, text and figures in a way that recalls many of the prints from his previous series of etchings, A Rake’s Progress. Here we find a group of men in front of the tobacco shop of the title, their figures captured mid conversation. Two of them are dressed casually and appear to be discussing something; their heads are turned towards each other in intimacy or complicitness, as if planning an assignation. A third man, wearing a kind of fez style of hat, walks towards them but it is unclear whether he will join them or if he is just a passerby. His figure is framed by a dark archway which echoes the ogee windows that appear like cut outs above the shop sign declaring ‘His master’s voice’ in English and arabic. With its contrast of light and dark, shaded areas and fine lines, the work demonstrates Hockney’s mastery of etching and evolution of style since A Rake’s Progress. Made in 1967 to accompany a new translation of fourteen poems by Greek poet C.P.Cavafy, the works in this series are overt in their depiction of queer desire, suggesting this scene is more than just a casual encounter on the street.