He is an unsatisfied photographer. The wide-angle lens distorts reality and breaks the grandeur of a landscape. He restores his emotional perception with photomontages of multiple elements.
In 2005 Hockney retrieves his childhood memories in East Yorkshire, a rural area little affected by modernism. He reinspects Constable and Monet. For nearly four years, he puts his easel at a crossing of roads and observes the changes of the seasons. This series of paintings of Woldgate Woods includes nine opus each one consisting of two rows of three panels.
On November 17 in New York, Sotheby's sells the autumn scenery made in October 2006, an assembly of oils on canvas for an overall 183 x 366 cm, lot 43 estimated $ 9M.
This new theme of the artist culminates in 2007 with the monumental Bigger Trees near Warter, also in Yorkshire, measuring 457 x 1219 cm in 50 panels.
These gigantic mural reconstructions of a landscape as seen through windows in a showroom appeal to the public. A snowy mountain 300 x 873 cm painted in 2013 in eight panels by Cui Ruzhuo was sold for HK $ 306M including premium by Poly on April 4, 2016.
SOLD for $ 11.7M including premium