David Hockney

'It engulfs everything': David Hockney on nature

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses the woodland setting of one of his plein-air paintings

'It was full of dreamy surfers': David Hockney on 1960s California

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist reminisces about his arrival in Los Angeles

David Hockney on self-confidence

To mark the British artist's birthday today, we release behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, in which he describes where he gets his innate sense of assurance from

Opening bite: the tastiest private views in London

Reporting on food and figures at Annely Juda, Waddington Custot and Soft Opening

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Object lessons: from a medicinal Damien Hirst to a splashy David Hockney

Our pick of highlights from the next fortnight's fairs and auctions

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The top ten auction results of 2019—and the art market trends they reveal

We look back at the biggest art sales of the year, which reveal a concentration on New York over London and a continued dominance of 20th century male artists

Revealed: London's most exhibited artist this millennium

We look at which contemporary artists hold the record for the most shows in the capital over the past 20 years

Top of the Pods: David Hockney and other modern British mavericks

We revisit our exclusive interview with the British artist. Plus, expert Martin Gayford tells us about Hockney, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and others in post-war London

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

In pictures: first look at Damien Hirst's new blossom paintings

"I remember my mum painting cherry blossoms in the garden, when I was five or six—I think I ate some paint."

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David Hockney and Luchita Hurtado named in Time 100 list of most influential people

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

Hockney-Van Gogh exhibition is ‘a tame,though colourful, bit of fluff’

The British artist dominates the Van Gogh Museum’s dubious doubleheader, which offers little to connect the pair

These are the two Van Goghs that David Hockney dreams of hanging in his bedroom

British artist's exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum opens this week

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How not to get stuck in a lift with David Hockney

British artist was in Amsterdam for the opening of his exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum

Amsterdam show to explore Van Gogh’s influence on Hockney

Exhibition of 120 works will reveal a shared fascination with nature, bold use of colour and experimentation with perspective

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Hockney sets new auction record for a living artist, but were strings pulled behind the no-reserve sale?

The Yorkshireman's 1970s Californian scene, Portrait of an Artist, sold on the nose at $80m at Christie's in New York last night

By royal command: how Queen Sonja of Norway is raising the profile of printmaking

As the winner of her eponymous award is announced, the artist-royal discusses her passion for the medium and her collaboration with other Norwegian artists

David Hockney: exclusive interview with the world's most expensive living artist

We talk to David Hockney about Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), which broke an auction record this week, selling at Christie's New York for $90.3m with fees. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

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How high will Hockney go and can his soaring market last?

A double pool portrait, estimated at $80m and offered at Christie’s with no reserve, could set a record for the most expensive work by a living artist

Christie's to offer $80m 'holy grail' Hockney painting in New York this November

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) could become the most valuable work by a living artist sold at auction

Show and sell: the added value of a museum exhibition

How soon is too soon? Private collectors are selling off works as little as a few weeks after lending them to high-profile shows

Podcast episode 35: Freud, Bacon, Hockney and the post-war London scene; and Signals gallery

We talk to Martin Gayford about his book Modernists and Mavericks and sitting for portraits by Freud and Hockney. And we explore a show celebrating the Signals gallery, where Latin American and European avant-gardes converged.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack

Kerry James Marshall sets $21m record for a living African American artist at Sotheby's sale

Rapper P. Diddy identified as buyer of the Chicago-based painter's Past Times

Tate Britain banks on David Hockney retrospective to pull in the crowds

More than 150 works will be on display, from those executed early in his career to some whose paint is still wet