Hockney painting fetches over £3m

Published: Thursday 2nd July 2015 by The News Editor

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David Hockney’s painting of an East Yorkshire landscape has sold at auction for well over £3 million.

Arranged Felled Trees – part of the artist’s legendary series of Yorkshire paintings – sparked a fierce bidding war at Sotheby’s in London, with collectors from around the world eager to get their hands on the iconic piece.

It eventually sold for £3,397,000 – smashing its estimated guide price of £2 million.

A spokesperson for Sotheby’s said the successful bidder had landed themselves a “rare” example of Hockney’s much-celebrated depictions of Yorkshire, which span 50 years of his fascination with the area.

The Bradford-born artist spent the summers of 1952 and 1953 in the Yorkshire Wolds. He is still a regular visitor, often coming to seek inspiration for new works. He also has a home here in Bridlington.

Arranged Felled Trees is described as a triumphant eulogy to the region. The oil on canvas was featured as a highlight in an exhibition of landscapes by Hockney at the Royal Academy in 2012, which attracted 7,500 visitors a day.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Thursday 2nd July 2015 by The News Editor

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  • mike

    if that is art I am the next man on the moon

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