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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 76cm x W 57cm
Edition size: 60
The value of David Hockney’s Study Of Lightning Medium lithograph, signed and created in 1973, is estimated to be worth between £7,000 to £10,500. This rare artwork has only had 5 sales at auction to date, with the artwork first appearing at auction on 23rd June 2009. The hammer price ranges from £4,109 in March 2019 to £7,693 in April 2023. The average return to the seller is £4,934, despite an average annual growth rate of -2%. The artwork has been sold in the United States and the United Kingdom. Over the past 12 months, the average selling price has been £7,693 with a total sales volume of 1. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 60.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2023||Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago - United States||Study Of Lightning Medium - Signed Print|
|August 2020||Wilson55 - United Kingdom||Study Of Lightning Medium - Signed Print|
|March 2019||Sotheby's New York - United States||Study Of Lightning Medium - Signed Print|
|February 2012||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Study Of Lightning Medium - Signed Print|
Swirls of inky black clouds crowd in from the sides of the image, split by a thread of lightning which appears to be about to strike the fir trees below. The composition is mostly sky and bordering on abstract, the clouds almost expressionist in their movement and transparency. The sky feels like it is laden with water, and about to crash down on the landscape darkened by the thunderstorm. A monochrome lithograph from David Hockney's The Weather series, Study Of Lightning Medium is a stunning work that shows the artist’s unfailing ability to push his medium to the limits and to evocatively capture the sublime. With this series Hockney set out to record the various elements at work, from air in wind to water in snow and rain, and to study the changes in light on the landscape and interiors. With its dark foreboding tones, the present work also recalls his use of weather in series such as Illustrations For Six Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm in which the weather acts almost as an example of a pathetic fallacy, reflecting the darkness in the tales or in the viewer’s own mood. In this way it contrasts strikingly with works such as Sun where all is goodness and light, the violence of the storm forgotten.