Hockney painting ‘could sell for £2m’

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Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015 by The News Editor

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The East Yorkshire landscape is renowned for its beauty – and a painting of the region is expected to fetch up to £2 million when it goes under the hammer later on.

David Hockney’s Arranged Felled Trees, which portrays freshly cut branches in the Yorkshire Wolds, is to be sold at Sotheby’s in London.

It is described as a “rare example” of the Bradford-born artist’s legendary Yorkshire paintings series.

The oil on canvas masterpiece, painted in 2008, is expected to attract a wealth of interest among art lovers and collectors. Bidding is likely to begin around the £1.5 million mark, potentially rising to £2 million experts claim.

East Yorkshire holds a special place in Hockney’s heart. He spent the summers of 1952 and 1953 in the Yorkshire Wolds, a period which he previously said “instilled in me a love of the landscape which I never forgot”.

He still visits the area and spends time at his home in Bridlington.

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Published: Wednesday 1st July 2015 by The News Editor

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  • Kevin Marshall

    Yes the East Yorkshire countyside is very beautifull ,but the scenery looks better with a camera,I could never understand what is so good about these paintings and not a wind powered generator in any of them ! Monetary value because of an artists fame and or eccentricity doesn’t make them look any better.

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