Auctioneer’s Comment

Hockney Buyers Hopeful for Lots

A collection of David Hockney related art and ephemera are going under the Charterhouse gavel in their two day April 2nd & 3rd auction in Sherborne.

“Many of the items are very much of a private nature which David Hockney gave or sent to Ann and David Graves.” Commented Richard Bromell. “Whilst David Hockney can command phenomenal prices at auction, such as The Splash which Sotheby’s recently sold for £23,117,000, we are looking at more modest estimates starting at £100 for a Hockney poster,”

The collection consigned to Charterhouse comes from the estates of the late David & Ann Graves, David who was Hockney’s assistant and Ann who was his muse.

Ann Upton met David Hockney in 1960 and by 1962 became his model and featured in many drawings and paintings. In the early 1970’s David Graves met

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