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Aide to Artist Hockney Drank Drain Cleaner

Coroner rules out foul play in assistant's death

(Newser) - A young assistant to British artist David Hockney died when he drank acid after taking drugs and alcohol at the painter's home , a coroner has ruled. Dominic Elliott, 23, died after drinking a household drain cleaner made of sulfuric acid in March. It's still not clear why, or... More »

Assistant Mysteriously Dies at David Hockney's Home

Police say no signs of violence in 23-year-old's demise

(Newser) - A young assistant to David Hockney has died after being taken to a hospital from the artist's house. Dominic Elliott, 23, was taken to Scarborough General Hospital, near Hockney's home in northeastern England, yesterday morning. Humberside police said they could not confirm Elliott's name, but released a... More »

Modest Success at Christie's Cheers Art World

Hockney breaks record as auction house sells $93.7M

(Newser) - Christie's contemporary auction in New York last night went better than expected, selling $93.7 million worth of postwar art—double the result of its rival Sotheby's the night before. The top lot was a 12-foot panorama by British painter David Hockney, which sold for $7.9 million, a record... More »

Hockney Donates 40-Footer to Tate

Enormous work would have fetched millions on open market

(Newser) - David Hockney has donated his largest-ever painting to London's Tate museum rather than sell it for a presumed price of several million dollars, reports the Times of London. Hockney, one of the world's foremost figurative painters, said donating the 40-foot-long Bigger Trees Near Warter was a "duty," and... More »

England Douses Public Smoking

New law clears the air in enclosed spaces

(Newser) - The English ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces, including bars, workplaces, and public buildings, went into effect at 6am today. The effort to improve indoor air quality and inconvenience some smokers into quitting will cause grumbling, says the country's chief medical officer, but "on the whole, the majority... More »

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