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A crowd of people attend the sale where David Hockney's Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is displayed at Christie's in New York.

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A crowd of people attend the sale where David Hockney's Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is displayed at Christie's in New York.

A painting by British artist David Hockney has sold for more than $90 million — a world record price for a work by a living artist.

Hockney’s painting, described by Christie’s as a “masterpiece,” was sold in under 10 minutes.

It appeared last year in an exhibition named after the artist, opening at London’s Tate Britain in February before touring to the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The artist abandoned the painting in 1971 before returning to the idea the following year. It was completed the night before being transported to New York’s Andre Emmerich Gallery for exhibition.

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