Tag: Hockney, David

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Sets Auction Record for Most Expensive Work by Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, breaking the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ Smashes Record for Work by a Living Artist

A shiny stainless steel sculpture created by Jeff Koons in 1986, inspired by a child’s inflatable toy, sold at Christie’s on Wednesday night for $91.1 million with fees, smashing the record at auction for a work by a living artist, set just last November by David Hockney. Robert E. Mnuchin, an art dealer and the […]

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David Hockney Loves Van Gogh. This Exhibition Shows Why.

AMSTERDAM — It’s easy to miss the Vincent van Gogh paintings at “Hockney/Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature.” In the Van Gogh Museum’s blockbuster spring exhibition, which runs through May 26, Mr. Hockney’s dazzlingly vibrant multi-canvas paintings — like “The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011” — are hung like murals across […]

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Of David Hockney and Joni Mitchell Holding Hands

“It was a pretty quiet moment,” Jacob Sousa said this week from his job at the L.A. Louver gallery in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, where David Hockney’s solo exhibition “Something New in Painting (and Photography) [and even Printing] … Continued” is on view. “There were only a couple of gallery visitors, and one […]

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$90 Million Hockney Smashes Record for a Living Artist Amid Broad Market Shift

A celebrated and enigmatic painting of two men and a turquoise pool by David Hockney sold at Christie’s on Thursday night for $90.3 million with fees, shattering the auction record for a living artist and cementing a major broadening of tastes at the turbocharged top end of the market. The price for the 1972 painting, […]

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These Gay Figure Artists Are Reimagining the Male Gaze

LAST FALL, IN a tiny apartment in downtown New York, a 30-year-old gay physique model named Matthew Williams stood naked against a white backdrop in front of the gay artist John MacConnell. “It’s liberating to be able to be comfortable in your body,” Williams said, barely moving his lips as he concentrated on holding still. […]

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How a Love of Jane Fonda and the Color Pink Created a California Dream House

LOS ANGELES BECKONS the restless. It hums a million small reasons to slough off your life and move there — 72 degrees and sunny (even when it’s not), the city feels like it unfurls forever, offering the wild promise of self-invention, a frontier land of permissiveness and cheap avocados and good light. It remains, as […]

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