Early in the morning, influential British artist David Hockney’s Sainte-Maxime went on display in London ahead of its first public sale in more than 30 years.
Using a setting of the sun shining on the French Riviera, the 1969 piece is said to celebrate the artist’s emotional state at the height of his relationship with Peter Schlesinger and predict some of the greatest creations his.
The piece, estimated at £7 to £10 million, will highlight Christie’s 20th and 21st Century sales in London on October 13.
Also included in the sale are works by British artists Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Tracey Emin, and international contemporary names including Sarah Ball, Rashid Johnson, Christina Quarles and Adrian Ghenie.
Bacon’s 1990 painting is expected to sell for between £7 and £9 million, while Emin’s Like A Cloud Of Blood, from this year, is estimated at £500,000 to £700,000.
Also included in the sale is (Study for Clouds (Green-blue) by German visual artist Gerhard Richter, estimated to sell for £6 to £8 million).
Other works that will be on display before the sale include Peter Doig’s Buffalo Station, AR Penck’s Ubergang and Freud’s Seaside Garden.
The second auction that evening, A Place With No Name: Works from the Sina Jina Collection, has the largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its community to be offered. on the market so far, the auction house said.
Two sales evenings will be the focus of Christie’s Frieze Week and take place on October 13.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/david-hockney-painting-pictured-ahead-of-first-public-sale-in-more-than-30-years-42045563.html David Hockney’s painting was taken before being sold to the public for the first time in over 30 years