Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 154

Price Realized: $ 9,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000


Peter Schlesinger on the balcony.
Chromogenic print, the image measuring 142.9x95.3 mm; 5 5/8x3 3/4 inches, the sheet measuring 254x203.2 mm; 10x8 inches, with Hockney's signature, in ink, on recto. 1971.

Hockney's photograph of his lover and muse Peter Schlesinger standing on a balcony in their room at the Hôtel de la Mamounia in Marrakesh was part of a series of photographs taken on their trip to Morocco that became studies for his 1971 painting "Sur La Terrasse." This work was Hockney's final depiction of Schlesinger in their time together.