Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0142
David Hockney (b.1937) rare, very limited edition lithograph, 1973, Chair 38 Colony Malibu on Amgoumois handmade paper, signed, titled and dated in red crayon by the artist, numbered 27/60, published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with their blindstamp and copyright inkstamp on the reverse, generally in very good condition, framed. David Hockney (1937-) trained at Bradford College of Art, and then the Royal College, London, where his painting began to attract the attention of critics and collectors. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and in his experimentation with different styles he showed great originality. His print making career took off after he visited California when he worked at the studios of Gemini GEL, making remarkable etchings and lithographs. Sheet: 23 x 19 in. (584 x 482 mm.) In Frame 20.50x25"x1. Weight 8 pds. PROVENANCE: A Central Park West / Hamptons NY Private Estate. Purchased at the prestigious Andre Emmerich Gallery, which was located in New York City and since 1959 in the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street and in the 1970s also at 420 West Broadway in Manhattan and in Zurich, Switzerland Andre Emmerich (1924-2007) was a German-born American gallerist who specialized in the color field school and pre-Columbian art while also taking on artists such as David Hockney and John D. Graham. The gallery displayed leading artists working in a wide variety of styles including Abstract Expressionism, Op Art, Color field painting, Hard-edge painting, Lyrical Abstraction, Minimal Art, Pop Art and Realism, among other movements. Between 1982-96, Emmerich ran a 150-acre sculpture park called Top Gallant in Pawling, New York, on his country estate that once was a Quaker farm. There he displayed large-scale works by, among others, Alexander Calder, Beverly Pepper, Bernar Venet, Tony Rosenthal, Isaac Witkin, Mark di Suvero and George Rickey, as well as the work of younger artists like Keith Haring. The cottage's in-ground pool had walls painted with ocean waves by Hockney. Many of the pieces later left for museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Storm King Art Center, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 1996, Sotheby's bought the Andre Emmerich Gallery, with the aim of handling artists' estates. The gallery was eventually closed by Sotheby's in 1998.



Buyer's Premium

  • 18% up to $50,000.00
  • 10% up to $1,000,000.00
  • 5% above $1,000,000.00


Estimate $9,000 - $12,000Dec 10, 2017