Thursday, June 22, 2006

Is this CRAP worth £2.6m ?


One of British artist David Hockney's most famous works, The Splash, has been sold for £2.6m at Sotheby's in London.

The painting, dating from 1966, had been in a private collection in California for the past 20 years.

The piece, in Hockney's minimalist style, depicts the moment someone hits the water, diving into a swimming pool.

Paintings by two other British artists - Peter Doig and Bridget Riley - also fetched more than £1m each in an auction which raised just over £30m.

4 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

er.....ah.....uh....nice picture...but not $2.6 million ....

dom said...

That would be $5.25m , but anyhow it's not worth anywhere near that in a bazillion years !

Debbie said...

My lil boy painted me something similar this year in kindergarten. That baby is going on ebay this afternoon. The painting - not him. :)

dom said...

From the looks of it David Hockney painted this one when he was at kindergarten too !