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Bidder splashes out US$90 million for Hockney pool picture, beating record for work sold by living artist

A painting by British artist David Hockney fetched US$90.3 million at Christie s on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. Among his famous pool paintings , Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is considered one of his premier works. The previous record by a living artist was set by Jeff Koons Balloon Dog, which sold for US$58.4 million in 2013. The 1972 painting by Hockney, now 81, is the holy grail...

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