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List of top-selling works by living artists after Hockney breaks record

There is a new art work at the top after a painting by David Hockney broke the record set by Jeff Koons.

David Hockney has smashed the auction record for a living artist after his Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) sold at Christie’s in New York.

David Hockney exhibition
Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (Yui Mok/PA)

The 1972 painting, said to feature his former partner Peter Schlesinge, sold for $90.3 million (£70.6 million).

Here are some of the other works of art which have collected record sums.

Jeff Koons – Balloon Dog (Orange) – $58.4 million (£45.7 million)

Gerhard Richter – Abstraktes Bild – $46.4 million (£36.4 million)

Jasper Johns – Flag – $36 million (£28.2 million)

Ed Ruscha – Smash – $30.4 million (£23.8 million)

Christopher Wool – Untitled (Riot) – $29.9 million (£23.4 million)

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