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Hockney double portrait sells for £37.7m, accounting for half of Christie’s contemporary sale in London

Anny Shaw: The Art Newspaper

David Hockney’s charged double portrait of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott notched up £33m (37.7m with fees) at Christie’s in London last night, making it the most expensive painting ever sold by a living artist in Europe.

Painted in 1969 when Geldzahler was the highly influential curator of 20th-century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Scott was his boyfriend, the work accounted for half of the contemporary sale’s total of £67.4m (£79.3m with fees). …Read More

Image: David Hockney’s portrait of Henry Geldzahler and Christopher Scott (1969) Courtesy of Christie’s

2019-03-11T06:30:08+00:00