$80,000-$110,000 Value Indicator
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¥360,000-¥540,000 Value Indicator
€45,000-€70,000 Value Indicator
$390,000-$590,000 Value Indicator
¥7,510,000-¥11,270,000 Value Indicator
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Signed Print Edition of 45
H 61cm x W 73cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2023||Christie's New York - United States||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|September 2022||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|October 2019||Sotheby's New York - United States||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|January 2019||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|November 2016||Christie's New York - United States||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|September 2014||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
|September 2013||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Conversation In The Studio - Signed Print|
A playful lithograph from the artist’s Moving Focus series, Conversation In The Studio by David Hockney was originally published in 1984 in an edition of 45. While it is titled Conversation In The Studio this print by David Hockney contains no figures in it. Instead what appears to be in conversation is the furniture; an armchair, two pouffes, a chair and a table have been carefully arranged, their relations to one another pulling the composition together in a way that draws the eye across every corner of the sheet.
Dominated by primary colours the work holds a kind of naivety to it that recalls the drawings of children. The perspective is slightly off and the furniture appears to tilt towards us as if on a cruise ship caught in the swell of a wave, embodying the ‘Moving Focus’ of the series title. The naivety is emphasised by Hockney’s seeming use of pencil or crayon to denote areas of the yellow floor, the wooden beam in the corner and the doorway which has been scribbled in, as well as the works in progress which hang on the walls of the studio. Dating to 1984–1986 Moving Focus shows a playful, experimental turn in Hockney's printmaking oeuvre, which sees him embrace bold colours and multiple perspectives to striking effect. Influenced by Cubism as well as his many photographic collages, Moving Focus also demonstrates the artist’s confidence with lithography which he puts to varying effect in the series.