Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 156

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000


Portraits of Henry Geldzahler.
Four black and red pen and ink and correction fluid drawings on wove paper. Various sizes. Circa 1980.

Provenance: Christopher Hanley Scott (1945-2002), partner to Henry Geldzahler (1935-1994); private collection, New York.

Additional Details

Hockney had met Henry Geldzahler, the bespeckled bearded curator at the Metropolitan Museum with a round face, at Andy Warhol's New York apartment in the 1960's. Hockney and Geldzahler became close friends and travel companions, sharing a sense of humor and much of the same interests and life experiences. Through their friendship, Geldzahler and his partner Christopher became the subject of numerous works by Hockney, including a sketch in the present lot.