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David Hockney

Born 9 July 1937 (1937-07-09) (age 84)
Nationality British
Education Bradford School of Art (1953–1958)
Royal College of Art (1959–1962)
Known for Painting, printmaking, photography, set design
Notable work
A Bigger Splash
Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)
Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool
American Collectors (Fred and Marcia Weisman)
Bigger Trees Near Warter
A Bigger Grand Canyon
Garrowby Hill
A Bigger Interior with Blue Terrace and Garden 2017
Movement Pop art
Awards John Moores Painting Prize (1967)
Companion of Honour (1997)
Royal Academician
Order of Merit 2012;
Honorary doctorate, Otis College of Art and Design, 1985

David Hockney (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Hockney has owned a residence and studio in Bridlington and London, as well as two residences in California, where he has lived intermittently since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California.

On 15 November 2018, Hockney's 1972 work Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at Christie's auction house in New York City for $90 million (£70 million), becoming the most expensive artwork by a living artist sold at auction. This broke the previous record, set by the 2013 sale of Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog (Orange) for $58.4 million. Hockney held this record until 15 May 2019, Jeff Koons reclaimed the honour when his Rabbit sold for more than $91 million at Christie's in New York.

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