David Hockney's The Splash has sold for more than £23 million at auction.
The 1966 piece by the Bradford-born artist, who is now 82, depicts the spray from a dive into a pool on a sunny day in California.
It last sold at Sotheby's in 2006 for £2.9 million and returned on Tuesday night, making more than eight times the 2006 figure. The sale is the third highest price ever achieved for a Hockney at auction.
The piece is the second of Hockney's three "splash" paintings, in which he explores the appearance of water.
Those in charge of the auction spoke of the importance of the piece.