David Hockney's Woldgate Woods sells for £9.4m at auction
A painting by David Hockney has sold for $11.7m (£9.4m) at an auction in New York.
The Woldgate Woods landscape depicts trees near Bridlington, East Yorkshire. The piece, measuring 10.5ft (3m) wide, is made up of six individual canvases.
Auctioneers Sotheby's said the sale had set a new record for the artist, breaking his previous auction record of $7.9m (£6.3m), set in 2009.
The work had a guide price of between $9m and $12m.
Grégoire Billault, head of contemporary art at Sotheby's, said: "David Hockney stands alongside Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud as one of the pillars of post-war... read more
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