David Hockney Nude Photo-collage, made up from 140 separate photographs, 17th June, 1984, signed, dated and numbered 2 in black pen and ink, from an edition of 20; in excellent condition, in the original frame, 1250 x 1775mm (48 1/4 x 69 3/4in)(overall)

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Lot 71
David Hockney
Nude

£ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 38,000 - 51,000
David Hockney
Nude
Photo-collage, made up from 140 separate photographs, 17th June, 1984, signed, dated and numbered 2 in black pen and ink, from an edition of 20; in excellent condition, in the original frame, 1250 x 1775mm (48 1/4 x 69 3/4in)(overall)

Footnotes

  • The nude is actress Theresa Russell. Russell, who is married to film director Nicholas Roeg has appeared in many movies alongside a string of Hollywood stars, Robert de Niro, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Keitel and Billy Zane to name but a few.

    Seen here, from above, on pink satin sheets, the image is reminiscent of the early calendar pin up photographs of Marilyn Monroe, whom Russell portrayed in the film "Insignificance" in 1985. As a femme fatale figure in many of her roles, it is interesting that the work shares similarities with Bronzino's sexually charged "An Allegory with Venus and Cupid".


    Provenance - Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York

    Exhibited - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Instution "Representation Abroad", 5th June - 2nd September 1985.
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