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David Hockney Painting Sold for Record 5.4 million dollars
June 22, 2006, 11:25 pm
Filed under: gay and lesbian

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David Hockney’s The Splash sold at a Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. London auction this week for a record 5.4 million dollars.

The aqua velvet painting once owned by gay movie mogul David Geffen captures the precise moment when the human body enters a swimming pool from a diving board. The scene, colored by an optimistic sunlight know only to California in the mid-1960s, also perfectly embodies the UK born Hockney’s exuberant early years as a English transplant joyfully living the California dream.

New York art advisers Eykyn Maclean bought the painting.

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