Lot 277 David Hockney, The Marriage, 1962


On June 15th, a lineup of some of Britain’s greatest artists will have prints presented for sale at Roseberys, including David Hockney, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, and Banksy. The works span several decades, styles, media, and starting prices. From lithographs and etchings to screenprints and sculptures - there’ll be something for everyone.


Three exceptional Hockney prints will be available at the upcoming Prints & Multiples sale. The first is an early iPad drawing No. 281 made in 2010 showing a red rose, printed on cotton-fibre archival paper with an estimate price of £25,000 to £35,000. The second Lot 275 is a lithograph depicting Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, made in 1965 (a year after the artist first moved to LA). This piece is presented in an ornate gold frame and has a £20,000 to £25,000 estimate. Lastly comes an earlier aquatint and etching work by Hockney, 'The Marriage' made in 1962, estimated at £12,000 to £18,000 and also framed. All three pieces are signed, dated, and numbered by the artist in pencil and each represents a different method and era of Hockney’s creativity, which is sure to appeal to a broad span of collectors.


Lot 275, David Hockney OM CH RA, Picture of Melrose Avenue in an ornate gold frame (from: A Hollywood Collection), 1965


Other artists involved in the British Pop Art scene with work for sale at Roseberys this June are Sir Peter Blake and Patrick Caulfield. A rare complete edition of Blake’s ‘An Alphabet’ screenprint set from 2007 in its original presentation box will be available with an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000 and a certificate of authenticity from the CCA Galleries, London. Caulfield’s ‘Banana and Leaves’ framed screenprint from 1977 will be also available with an estimate of £6,000 to £8,000.

Lot 165, Patrick Caulfield CBE RA, Bananas and Leaves, 1977


Moving further into British art history to the YBAs, two works by Damien Hirst are coming to auction on June 15th. The first is Lot 432, a set of Hirst’s ‘Empresses’ laminated giclée prints on aluminium, screenprinted with glitter, each in their individual card boxes. The ‘Empresses’ set has an estimate of £15,000 to £20,000. Next is a unique enamel work on handmade paper from Hirst’s controversial ‘The Currency’ series. As part of ‘The Currency’, collectors of the original edition of 10,000 could choose whether they kept the physical artwork or an NFT digital copy, knowing the one they didn’t keep would be destroyed. This Lot 439 is one of just 5,149 surviving works from ‘The Currency’ and comes in its original presentation box and is signed, titled, dated, and numbered ‘9232’ by the artist. Each work from this series also features a microdot and a hologram of Hirst’s visage. This work has a £10,000 to £15,000 estimate.

Lot 439, Damien Hirst,British b. 1965- Lady's hand prints 9232, The Currency, 2016


More celebrity artist names fill the catalogue of this Print & Multiples sale. Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan’s framed ‘Train Tracks’ screenprint from 2019 comes to auction with a £25,000 to £35,000 estimate, signed and numbered by the musical legend. A giclée print by Canadian artist Chris Levine - monogrammed and dated in pencil featuring the artist’s blind stamp - entitled ‘Lightness of Being’ (2008) is estimated at £8,000 to £12,000. And finally, ‘Hecate’, a framed archival pigment print by Bran Symondson from his ‘The Spoils of War’ series of gun images made in 2015, embossed with the artist’s stamp of authenticity, has a £5,000 to £7,000 estimate.

Lot 360, Bob Dylan, Train Tracks, 2019