Yorkshire-born Hockney named an “icon” for being the most expensive living artist at auction, exhibiting with Van Gogh and creating pioneering iPad works

18th April 2019 12:30 BST

The Yorkshire-born painter David Hockney has been named an “icon” by Time magazine, which yesterday published its list of most influential people in 2019.

One of Britain’s most recognisable artists, last year Hockney entered the record books when his Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972) sold at Christie’s in New York for a record $80m ($90.3m with fees), making him the most expensive living artist at auction.

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