What’s in your attic?

HAVE you any hidden Hockneys?

Art auctioneers Bonhams of London hopes people have something of the Bridlington-based artist hidden away somewhere, which could be worth a fortune.

They want to unearth paintings, prints and related objects by world renowned David Hockney and are offering free, confidential valuations at Salts Mill, Saltaire, in West Yorkshire on February 19 ahead of a dedicated Hockney sale on April 20 in London.

The auction has already attracted the attention of buyers and features work from all periods of the artist’s career.

Highlights so far include an iconic print of a Los Angeles swimming pool estimated at £15,000-£20,000, one of Hockney’s New Mexican lithographs of Hotel Acatlan (est £30,000 to £50,000) and ceramic cat (est £5,000 to £7,000) made in 1955 when Hockney was a student at Bradford College of Art.

Many of the finest pieces from the auction will be previewed at Salts Mill in early April – one of the largest private collections of Hockney’s work open to the public in the world.