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Celia Seated

Celia Seated
signed with the artist's initials and dated 'DH 74' (lower right)
graphite on paper
18 7/8 x 26 1/8in. (50.5 x 66.4cm.)
Executed in 1974
LA Louver Gallery, Los Angeles.
Private Collection, California (acquired from the above in 1997).
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
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Please note that the correct dimensions for this lot are 18 7/8 x 26 1/8in. (50.5 x 66.4cm.)

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Lot Essay

‘Portraits aren’t just made up of drawing, they are made up of other insights as well. Celia is one of the few girls I knew really well. I’ve drawn her so many times and knowing her makes it always slightly different. I don’t bother about getting the likeness in her face because I know it so well. She has many faces and I think if you looked through all the drawings I’ve done of her, you’d see that they don’t look alike…’

(D. Hockney, quoted in D. Hockney and E. Pillsbury, David Hockney: Travels with Pen, Pencil and Ink, London 1978, n.p.)

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