Hockney painting set for record USD80m

时间:2018-09-15 单词数:3280

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导读:英国艺术家大卫·霍克尼(David Hockney)的《艺术家的肖像》预计将于11月在纽约的拍卖会上卖出8000万美元,成为在世艺术家在拍卖会上出售的最昂贵的作品。


A painting by British artist David Hockney is set to become the most expensive work by a living artist to ever be sold at auction.

英国艺术家大卫·霍克尼(David Hockney)的一幅画将成为在世艺术家在拍卖会上出售的最昂贵的作品。

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is expected to fetch USD 80m at auction in New York in November, according to Christie’s.


It is "one of the great masterpieces of the modern era," Christie’s added.


The current record belongs to American Jeff Koons. His stainless steel Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for USD 58m in 2013.


"Right now, the price level for this painting is set in the region of USD80m, which doesn’t mean I want to cap it there, but that’s where we place it within the context of market history," said Alex Rotter, co-chairman of Post-War and Contemporary Art and Christie’s.

“现在,这幅画的价格水平设定在8000万美元左右,这并不意味着我想限制住这个价格,但我们是依据市场历史背景定的价,”战后与当代艺术兼佳士得联合主席Alex Rotter说。

"In 10, 15, 20 years from now, if you buy it, we definitely want it back and I can tell you, we’ll sell it for more," he added.


One of the Yorkshire painter’s most recognisable works, the composition of the two figures began as two separate photographs on the artist’s studio floor.


It was completed in time for an exhibition at New York’s André Emmerich Gallery in 1972.


It has since appeared in a number of retrospectives at the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Met in New York.


Earlier this year, another of the 81-year-old’s paintings sold for USD28.5m - a personal auction record for the artist.

今年早些时候,这位81岁的艺术家的另一幅画作以2850万美元(的价格成交 - 这是该艺术家的个人拍卖纪录。

Christie’s has not disclosed the private seller, but Mr Rotter added: "It is this rare coincidence - when the best painting of an artist is actually available.


"With this painting, Hockney cemented his placement within the realm of history’s most venerated artists, and come November, it is poised to become the most valuable work of art by a living artist ever sold at auction."


The painting will be exhibited in Hong Kong, London and Los Angeles, before it is auctioned on 15 November.