"Red Celia" by contemporary artist David Hockney will be up for sale at Abell in October along with many other fine objets d'art! As a major contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Hockney's oeuvre ranges far beyond pop art—he has also worked with printmaking, full-scale opera set design, and even fax machines, laser photocopiers and iPads. Hockney believes the role of the artist is integral to the improvement of society, saying: "If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed."