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The Splash, one of the best-know paintings by British artist David Hockney, has sold at auction for £23.1m to an anonymous buyer. Typical of David Hockney’s minimalist pop art style, The Splash is part of a series painted in Los Angeles and shows the moment after a diver enters a swimming pool. The sale at Sotheby’s in London had an estimate of £20m-£30m, and the painting ended up going for £23,117,000. The painting is part...

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Pop Art Artwork: Lichtenstein Sleeping Girl. Charles Ford talks to Sotheby’s Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art, Tobias Meyer about twentieth century masterpiece, Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl. 1962 was a landmark year for the art world. Pop Art arrived in New York City with a one-man show by Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97). The exhibition caused a sensation, with the shock-of-the-new grabbing media attention and taking the Pop Art movement forward on a wave that lasted for more than 20...

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