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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 60cm x W 75cm
Edition size: 35
David Hockney's Red Wire Plant, a signed etching from 1998, is estimated to be worth between £21,000 to £30,000. This rare artwork has seen only three sales at auction to date, all of which have taken place in the United States. The hammer price in the last five years has been a consistent £24,812, with the first sale occurring in July 2008. The average return to the seller is £21,090, and the artwork has shown an increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 9%. The edition size of this artwork is limited to just 35 pieces, adding to its exclusivity and appeal.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2023||Christie's New York - United States||Red Wire Plant - Signed Print|
|December 2011||Wright - United States||Red Wire Plant - Signed Print|
|July 2008||Christie's New York - United States||Red Wire Plant - Signed Print|
Dating to 1998, Red Wire Plant shows David Hockney’s evolution of style in the medium of etching. While earlier series such as A Rake’s Progress or Illustrations For Fourteen Poems By C.P. Cavafy are characterised by their simplicity of line and often monochromatic palette, Red Wire Plant – and many of the other prints from the Recent Etchings series – are infused with colour and texture. Returning to subjects that pervade his oeuvre – that of flowers and the still life – in Red Wire Plant Hockney gives the plant an almost ethereal aspect, its wiry stalks wreathed in cotton wool like blossom, showing where the etching plate has been left without ink. Here we are reminded of van Gogh’s painting of almond blossom, representing a further link to the Dutch artist whose work Hockney pays homage to elsewhere in this series with works such as Van Gogh chair (black) and Van Gogh Chair (white). A great admirer of van Gogh, Hockney once compared his move to LA as being similar to ‘van Gogh going to Arles’ in terms of the change in light and the effect it had on his painting.