These two works are inspired directly from the Matisse interiors by the use of pure colors, the presence of large striated surfaces and the visibility on the outside surrounding through a veranda.
The geometric arrangement of the furniture is elegant, confirming that this comfortable home is inhabited normally. Two elements remind the personality of David Hockney. The back wall is covered with his own works to help maintaining his self-satisfaction. In the view with the dogs, the piano reduced to a flying carcass is rendered useless by the increasing deafness of the artist.
Montcalm Interior with Two Dogs, oil on canvas 183 x 152 cm, is estimated $ 9M for sale by Sotheby's in New York on November 14, lot 17. Please watch the video shared by the auction house.
SOLD for $ 12.7M including premium