Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), David Hockney, 1972

Hockney worked 18 hours a day non-stop for two weeks to finish his painting, finally completing it the night before it was due to be shipped to New York. Film still from A Bigger Splash, 1974 (present lot in progress illustrated). Photo: Jack Hazan / Buzzy Enterprises Ltd. Artwork: © David Hockney

Acrylic on canvas.
213.5 x 305 cm.
Le Nid du Duc, La Garde-Freinet, Saint-Tropez, France.