David Hockney

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    Video caption: One of David Hockney's animated paintings from Normandy

    One of David Hockney's animated paintings from Normandy

  2. In pictures: Hockney shares new art as 'respite from news'

    Will Gompertz

    BBC Arts Editor

    David Hockney has shared ten new works of art created while in lockdown in Normandy.

    The Bradford-born artist said he was attracted to the area because it offered a broader range of blossoms, with apple, cherry, pear and plum trees, as well as the hawthorn and blackthorn he had painted before.

    "I began drawing the winter trees on a new iPad," he said. "Then this virus started…

    "I went on drawing the winter trees that eventually burst into blossom. This is the stage we are right now. Meanwhile the virus is going mad, and many people said my drawings were a great respite from what was going on."

    One of David Hockney's Normandy paintings
    One of David Hockney's Normandy paintings
    One of David Hockney's Normandy paintings
  3. David Hockney's The Splash fetches £23.1m at auction

    One of British artist David Hockney's most famous works, The Splash, has been sold for £23.1m at Sotheby's in London.

    The Splash, David hockney

    The buyer is not known. It had been estimated to sell for £20m-£30m - and ended up going for £23,117,000.

    The painting, in Bradford-born Hockney's minimalist style, depicts the moment after a diver hits the water in an LA swimming pool.

    It is considered one of the stand-out pop art images of the 20th Century and is one of a trio of works alongside A Little Splash and A Bigger Splash.

    A Bigger Splash is housed in London's Tate Britain while A Little Splash remains in a private collection and has never appeared on the public market.

  4. Hockney's Splash expected to fetch up to £30m

    One of David Hockney's most famous works, The Splash, is expected to fetch up to £30m this evening when it goes under the hammer at Sotheby's in London.

    Sotheby's employees handle The Splash by David Hockney

    The painting, created by the Bradford-born artist in 1966 in Los Angeles, depicts the moment someone hits the water after diving into a swimming pool.

    The work, which last sold for £2.6m at Sotheby's in 2006, is estimated to fetch between £20m and £30m.

    The auction also includes works by Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter, Yves Klein, Francis Bacon, Christopher Wool and Jean-Michel Basquia.

  5. David Hockney art on display in Dorchester

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    Video caption: One of the most expensive living artists etchings part of same sex relationship exhibition
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    Video caption: David Hockney's stained glass window 'designed on iPad'

    The artist's window celebrating the Queen's reign has been revealed at Westminster Abbey.

  7. New Hockney work to be revealed at Westminster Abbey

    A new stained glass window at Westminster Abbey, designed by the Bradford-born artist David Hockney, will be revealed later.

    David Hockney

    The 20ft (6.1m) x 6ft (1.8m) window in the abbey's north transept will be known as The Queen's Window.

    It was commissioned by the Dean & Chapter of Westminster to celebrate the Queen's reign.

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    The cost of the window is being covered by two anonymous benefactors.

    It's Hockney's first work in stained glass and his design was turned into reality by York's Barley Studio.