The picture commissioned in 1972 was auctioned off in New York by auctioneer Christie and reached $ 90.3 million, making it the highest price ever recorded in the history of art. paid at an auction for the work of a living artist.
The record price was previously set by American artist Jeff Koons' Balloon Dog. In 2013, artist Jeff Koons's work (63) sold for $ 58.4 million.
For British artist David Hockney, in the past, the highest price paid for his offer has stopped at $ 28.4 million. At present, Christie's auction house does not publicly recognize the seller as well as the image buyer.
Pool with Two Figures has just sold and set a record price.
Although the auction house does not publicly identify the seller, but the information is hard to find, the image belongs to the British billionaires.
The painting was commissioned by British artist David Hockney (now 81) in 1972.
Successful images of the buyer's identity are not currently published.
"Pool with Two Figures" is one of David Hockney's most famous paintings depicting a man with a pink jacket looking at another swimming in the pool.
The painting was made by Hockney in the summer of 1969 when he left the villa in Provence, France, with his mistress, painter and photographer Peter Schlesinger.
The context in the villa left a profound impression in the memory of the painter Hockney, and he used the background of the castle to devote himself to some of his work over the next few years.
The image was sold in the early 1970s for $ 25,585. But half a year later, he bought the first image buyer for $ 63,960. So far, the price of work has been at record levels.
The record price paid for the work of a "living artist" reached $ 90 million
Theo The Guardian