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    Sale 7424

    20th Century British Art

    16 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    David Hockney, R.A. (b. 1937)

    Study for French Shop

    Price Realised  


    David Hockney, R.A. (b. 1937)
    Study for French Shop
    signed with initials 'DH' (lower right)
    9 1/8 x 12 3/8 in. (23 x 31.5 cm.)
    Executed in 1971.

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    The present work is a study for French Shop, an oil of the same date. In discussing the oil Hockney comments, 'French Shop is located near the small French spa town of Miers, one of those little French towns where, occasionally, when they build a shop, they try and blend it in with the old ones ... The austere façade was enriched by homely little touches: the multi-coloured plastic string curtain and the casual-looking yet symmetrically-placed plant in between the doors. Everything seemed to be on the correct scale' (see D. Hockney, David Hockney by David Hockney, London, 1976, pp. 241-42).

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    with Annely Juda Fine Art, London.
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    with James Goodman, New York.
    with Modernism, San Francisco.