Hockney Wolds painting up for auction

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Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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A painting of East Yorkshire by David Hockney is expected to fetch up to £2 million when it goes under the hammer next week.

Arranged Felled Trees, which was painted by the 75-year-old Bradford-born artist in 2008, depicts the rustic landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds. It draws the eye to a tree stump in the middle of the canvas, with two stacks of cut logs at either side.

Hockney mainly resides in Los Angeles these days, but has a long-held affinity with Bridlington, where his mother used to live, and the local surroundings have inspired many of his works.

The picture up for auction has been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

Art historian Marco Livingstone says the painting and its companion pieces are “the most commanding” works Hockney has ever produced.

The painting will be going up for auction at Sotheby’s in London on July 1, and is expected to make between £1.5 million and £2 million.

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Published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 by The News Editor

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