DAVID HOCKNEY, THE ARTIST OF 2018

IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING FOR THE MASTER OF POP ART/MODERN ART

 

THE NEWS THAT THE BRITISH ARTIST, DAVID HOCKNEY, WAS THE TOP SELLING ARTIST IN NEW YORK AT SOTHEBYS WAS NOT A SURPRISE. HE HAS BEEN KEPT IN VERY HIGH ESTEEM AROUND THE WORLD FOR HIS ART AND HIS SKILLS. ALWAYS SELLING IN THE MILLIONS IT WAS A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE AN ICONIC PAINTING OF HIS REACHED THE HEIGHTS THAT NEVER BEFORE WENT TO.

THE ICONIC PAINTING OF HOCKNEY IN CALIFORNIA SOLD FOR 80 MILLION DOLLARS AT SOTHEBYS IN NEW YORK AND TOOK THE HONOURS OF THE HIGHEST SALE IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART SALES IN NEW YORK.

OF COURSE THERE IS A GULF BETWEEN THIS TYPE OF EARLY WORK OF THE ARTIST AND HIS WORK OF TODAY THAT WHEN I SAW  RECENTLY A FEW OF HIS PAINTINGS, I FOUND VERY UNSATISFACTORY AND INDEED NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.

HISTORY OF ART JUDGES ARTISTS AND I AM SURE HOCKNEY HAS A TOP SPOT FOR HIS EARLY POP ART AND WORK.

PETER CONSTANT

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