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Two unseen Hockney paintings to go on sale

Two images by David Hockney, which were gifted to their owner and have never been on the market before, are to go on sale next month.

The first painting, titled, ‘Room with a View’, is a boldly coloured work, an oil on canvas, estimated to sell for £150,000 to £200,000. It depicts Bridlington, located in Hockney’s home county of Yorkshire, where he retains a home and studio.

Room with a View Credit: Bonhams

The second Hockney picture is altogether different, more abstract and mysterious, appropriately enough, as the image is titled ‘Tyger’. It is estimated to sell for £40,000-60,000.

Tyger Credit: Bonhams

Born in Bradford on July 9, 1937, Hockney returned to Britain after many years in California and is now based in Yorkshire again.

He is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

Exhibition launched to celebrate Hockney's "overlooked" print career

An art gallery in London is launching an exhibition of prints by Yorkshire artist David Hockney.

More than 100 prints are going on display in the show, Hockney, Printmaker,

which opens today at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The exhibition celebrates the two main print techniques that the Yorkshire

artist uses - etching and lithography - and comes on the 60th anniversary of his

first print.

Watch the gallery's video on the exhibition here:

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Bradford College honours Hockney

Hockney pictured at the LA art and film gala in his honour Credit: PA Images

The new multi-million pound Bradford College campus is to be called the David Hockney Building.

The internationally-acclaimed artist was born in Bradford and attended the college from 1953 to 1957 when he graduated with honours. It was then known as Bradford Regional Art School.

Hockney said: “I am thrilled that Bradford College has requested to name their new building after me, and of course I am delighted to give my consent."

Group Chief Executive Michele Sutton said: “It’s important that our buildings reflect our legacy, history and future...David Hockney is an alumni of the Art School and today’s greatest living British artist.. it sets the tone and reputation of Bradford College and enhances our future as a college.”

Hockney art up for sale

A work by the Yorkshire-born artist David Hockney will go under the hammer today in £66 million sale of masterworks by British contemporary art giants.

Contemporary art enthusiasts with deep pockets will have the chance to bid for Hockney's colourful tribute to his home country, Double East Yorkshire, which has an estimated value of £3 million.

Alex Branczik, head of Sotheby's contemporary art department, said:"We have the first David Hockney landscape to appear at auction since the hugely successful 2012 Royal Academy show."

Further tests to reveal cause of death

A post mortem examination carried out on the body of 23-year-old Dominic Elliott at Hull Royal Infirmary mortuary showed no obvious natural causes for his death. Mr Elliott was a studio assistant for world renowned artist David Hockney.

Further tests will now be carried out, the results of which will not be known for some weeks. Mr Elliott's family has been fully updated by Humberside Police.

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Police release statement about death

HUMBERSIDE Police were contacted by Scarborough General Hospital, shortly after 0600hrs yesterday morning (Sunday 17 March ), after a Bridlington man had been taken to the hospital by a friend in a serious condition.

The 23-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at hospital and the police notified.

The circumstances of the man's death are not clear and officers are currently undertaking enquiries to establish events leading to his death.

There were no signs of violence and a post mortem examination is due to take place tomorrow (Tuesday 19 March) which is hoped may provide further information.

– Humberside Police

Hockney painting goes under the hammer

David Hockney Credit: ITV Yorkshire

One of Bradford-born David Hockney's early paintings goes under the hammer today.

The 1963 painting Great Pyramid at Giza with Broken Head from Thebes, commemorating Hockney's first visit to Egypt at the age of 26,

It is going up for auction for the first time, at Christies in London and is expected to fetch £2.5m to £3m.