Mark Brown: The Guardian

David Hockney was rescued by Amsterdam firefighters and the editor of a British tabloid after being trapped in an overcrowded lift with journalists including the BBC’s James Naughtie.

The incident happened when the 81-year-old artist was heading for a cigarette, before being interviewed for the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

Too many people tried to get into the lift at Amsterdam’s Conservatorium hotel – not helped by some journalists who were carrying heavy cameras and microphones – which then became stuck. …Read More

Pictured: David Hockney poses with his rescuers after being stuck in the lift for 30 minutes. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA