NEW YORK-A painting by the British artist David Hockney fetched $90.3 million (U.S.) at Christie's auction house on Thursday night, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction.
A prolific artist who has continued to work well into old age, Hockney told Britain's Channel 4 television in an interview in 2015 that painting was "all I want to do now at my age".
There's a new record for a painting by a living artist.
The previous record was held by American artist Jeff Koons, whose massive, stainless steel piece Balloon Dog (Orange) sold for $58.4 million U.S. at a Christie's NY auction in November 2013.
The 1972 painting by Hockney, now 81, is "the holy grail of his paintings, from both the historical and the market perspectives", Alex Rotter, co-chairman of post-war and contemporary art at Christie's, said in September.
Doctor Who’s festive special to air New Year’s Day According to the BBC , the seasonal instalment will involve "a terrifying evil. from across the centuries of Earth's history". The Doctor Who Christmas special has been a staple in the BBC's festive TV line-up since the series was revived in 2005.
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He completed the painting after working as much as 18 hours a day for two weeks, with The Week reporting he finished it the night before he had to send it off to a NY exhibition. It has been long held by a private collector.
Charles Grassley was nominated Wednesday to a high-ranking position that would put him third in line for the presidency. Senate , where I've worked for the people of Iowa and our nation for 38 years", Grassley said in a statement Wednesday.
Some people, attempting to flee the fire, were stuck in traffic and left their cars behind to run with their families. Kim Kardashian West, Scott Baio, Rainn Wilson, Guillermo del Toro and Lady Gaga have all evacuated their homes.
Whoever has the winning ticket for the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still has not come forward, SC lottery officials say. If the victor never claims the prize, all the money will go back to each state that participates in the Mega Millions lottery.
The emergence of England teenage sensation Jadon Sancho has harmed the 20-year-old's chances of regular football. Christian Pulisic thinks "the sky is the limit" for Borussia Dortmund team-mate Jadon Sancho.
Naval War College and Tel Aviv University scholars says China systematically hijacks and diverts U.S. internet traffic. It can arise either from misconfiguration - human error, essentially- or from a malicious action.
Once the pictures were out, people couldn't stop gushing over how pretty Deepika looked and what a dashing groom Ranveer was. Heavy traditional jewellery, a maatha patti , a tiny bindi and a coordinated dupatta covering her head completed her look.
The amendment wouldn't have become law before Thursday night's deadline, prompting the minister to step in and extend the date. THERE has been a lot of confusion around the My Health Record scheme but time is running out for those who want to opt out.
Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands
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DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google
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VAR to be used in Premier League from next season
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Monkey kills newborn after grabbing baby from breastfeeding mom
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Theresa May facing chaos after Brexit Secretary resigns
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Kim Porter, Mother of 3 of Diddy's Kids, Dead at 47
Another source says Kim had contacted her doctor just yesterday complaining she wasn't feeling any better. Model and actress Kim Porter , who is the mother to three of Sean "Diddy" Combs' children, has died.
'Earth-like' planet found orbiting Earth’s neighbouring star
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