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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 71cm x W 116cm
Edition size: 38
David Hockney's Walking Past Two Chairs, a lithograph from 1986, is estimated to be worth £60,000 to £80,000 and has been sold at auction 9 times. Over the last five years, the artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 1%. The hammer price has ranged from £59,150 in March 2023 to £114,046 in May 2021. This signed piece has been sold in two countries, namely the United States and the United Kingdom, since its initial sale in May 2008. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 38.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|March 2023||Christie's New York - United States||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|May 2021||Sotheby's New York - United States||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|April 2018||Phillips New York - United States||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|October 2017||Wright - United States||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|September 2017||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|March 2017||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
|April 2015||Christie's New York - United States||Walking Past Two Chairs - Signed Print|
Two chairs with woven seats and curliculed backs sit next to a table. A blue vase holds two stamps of pink flowers in full bloom. This captivating composition brings together many of the themes Hockney has returned to throughout his career, from the still life, to studies of chairs and flowers. But here something is off. The artist deliberately plays with perspective to make the scene a disorienting one; the seats of the chairs appear distorted, as if seen from a sharp angle, the floorboards have been cut up and rearranged to appear fragmented and uneven. The whole scene is tilted towards us, as if to exaggerate the viewpoint and unsettle the viewer. Including screen printing as well as lithography, Walking Past Two Chairs is a softer toned version of many of the other studies of chairs and interiors in the Moving Focus series. Dominated by pale yellows, blues and greens it recalls a summer afternoon. Dating from 1984 to 1986 Moving Focus sees Hockney embracing Cubist influences in his work, as well as incorporating lessons from his earlier photographic collage series in which he also played with presenting multiple viewpoints in the same image.