Bacall’s Hockney collection sold

Bridlington-based artist David Hockney’s paintings have been sold in New York as part of the auction of the Lauren Bacall Collection.

Each Hockney picture, some inscribed to the screen goddess, who lived in Dakota buildings in New York, raised thousands of pounds.

They were among more than 700 lots – including furniture and jewellery, which came under the hammer at Bonhams in New York.

Bacall, who was married to screen idol Humphrey Bogart, died in August last year. The couple appeared in several films together including The Big Sleep and To Have and Have Not.

The Hollywood actress assembled an astonishing collection of art, including works by some of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The Bacall Collection sold for more than $3.5 million.

Bacall acquired pieces at galleries and auctions in California, New York and London.

The lots by Hockney included Celia Amused which sold for £7,941; Black Tulips, £5,433; poster for Invalid Children’s Aid Association (signed) £1,086; Ann Combing her Hair, £11,703; Two Pembroke Studio Chairs, £5,523; Sofa 8501, £5,851, Dog Days, £1,839, Stephen Spender: China Diary, £919; and group of three inscribed books, £2,089

Hockney, who also has a home in California, lives part of the year in Bridlington. The coast and the Wolds countryside have inspired some of his latest work, including a collection shown at the Royal Academy last year.