David Hockney ‘Nichols Canyon’ (1980)
Designer: David Hockney
Director: Rian Johnson
David Hockney ‘Nichols Canyon’ (1980) acrylic on canvas 84 x 60 in. (213.3 cm x 152.4 cm) can be spotted in Miles Bron’s (Edward Norton) mansion in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. In fact Miles has a lot of incredible art on the walls of his Greek island abode.
Nichols Canyon is one of the greatest contemporary depictions of the Los Angeles neighbourhood and depicts Hollywood Boulevard on the south with Mulholland Drive on the north. The aerial view is depicted in bright colours in a Fauvist style.
The art piece Nichols Canyon painted in 1980, is David Hockney’s first mature landscape and is considered one of his greatest masterpieces
It fetched $41,067,500 in an Auction in 2020 in a Phillips’ 20th Century and Contemporary Art Evening Sale. Was it sold to Miles Bron we wonder?
“You look at the painting and you really meander with him on the road, through space and time. He stands color-wise clearly with Matisse and van Gogh. It’s as Matisse as you can get,” said Jean-Paul Engelen, Deputy Chairman and Worldwide Co-Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art at Phillips. “Space-wise, you see the same aerial view that Picasso painted in 1965. (Hockney) also looked at Chinese landscape paintings that have that aerial view.”