David Hockney's iconic painting "The Splash" is heading to Sotheby's auction house next month and it's expected to bank big. The work, which was created in 1966, is expected to fetch between £20 million and £30 million (approximately $26.1 million–$39.2 million), Art News reports.

"The Splash" set a record for Hockney when it was auctioned for £2.9 million back in 2006. Since then, his artworks have reached much higher sums, with “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” selling at Christie's in New York for just over $90 million in 2018. That sale made Hockney the highest-selling living artist in the world, before being dethroned by Jeff Koons last year.

The artwork was created as a companion to "A Little Splash" (1966) and the famous "A Bigger Splash" (1967), which hangs in London's Tate Modern.

The auction will take place on February 11.

Your Highsnobiety privacy settings have blocked this Instagram post.
We Recommend
  • Kate Moss' Tabloid-Scandalizing "Naked Dress" Is Up For Auction
    • Style
  • Quiet Luxury From the Source: HBO's 'Succession' Auction
    • Style
  • Hit The Slopes With The North Face And David Djité
    • Sports
  • You Don't Need David Letterman's Beard to Rock Carhartt This Well (But It Helps)
    • Style
  • Moschino's Creative Director Davide Renne Has Died
    • Culture
What To Read Next
  • You Guessed It: GUESS Jeans Just Knows How to Throw a Party
    • Culture
  • With New Balance's Latest Killer Dad Shoe, History Repeats Itself
    • Sneakers
  • Why Margot Robbie's Ultra-Normal Outfit Is Incredibly Powerful
    • Style
  • 8 Cannabis Perfumes For 420 and Beyond
    • Beauty
  • 7 Reasons Why Eating Weed Is Actually Good for Your Health
    • Culture
  • Munchie Meccas: Berlin Late-Night Eats For Those Cloudy Nights
    • Culture
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.