Hock­ney pool pic­ture makes a splash

Yorkshire Post - YP Magazine - - Advertising Feature -

ONE of David Hock­ney’s most iconic sub­jects – the swimming pool – sur­faced at a ma­jor post-war and con­tem­po­rary art sale at Christie’s in Lon­don. Gre­gory in the Pool (Pa­per Pool 4), which de­picts the York­shire­man’s then as­sis­tant and com­pan­ion, Gre­gory Evans, lean­ing on the side of a pool, fetched £482,500. The 1978 work is one of 20 such im­ages ren­dered from hand-made pulped pa­per, a medium whose tac­tile, ab­sorbent qual­ity acted as a foil for the pool­side wa­ter­scapes he sought to cap­ture.

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