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Hockney painting of Bridlington view could fetch £200k

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This painting of the view from the window of David Hockney’s Bridlington home is set to fetch up to £200,000 at auction.

Two never before sold images by world famous Hockney, 76, will go up for auction in London in May.

The first painting, titled ‘Room with a View’, is a boldly coloured oil on canvas, and is estimated to sell for £150,000 to £200,000.

It depicts the view of Bridlington, from Hockney’s Kingston Road home.

The second picture is altogether different, a more abstract and mysterious piece titled ‘Tyger’. It is estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000.

The pair lead London auctioneer Bonhams next sale of Modern British and Irish art on May 28 in New Bond Street.

Neither have ever been on the market before as they were given by the artist to the current owner.

Penny Day, Bonhams Director of Modern British and Irish art, says: “We are delighted to be offering two significant paintings by such an important British name. Both works are of contrasting date and style, presenting an exciting opportunity for collectors”.

Hockney’s current exhibition of prints, at the Dulwich Gallery, is receiving rave reviews from the critics.

Born in Bradford on July 9, 1937, Hockney returned to Britain after years spent in California.

He is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

 

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