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A year after the art market was changed forever by the eye-watering $450.3 million sale of a Leonardo da Vinci, fall auction season is back, looking to crack new records for artists, albeit from less illustrious heights. The headliners this week in New York, the capital of the international art market, are an Edward Hopper, America's most popular modernist, valued at $100 million, and British living legend David Hockney, whose iconic swimming pool picture painted after a breakup is estimated to fetch $80 million.Ebsworth bought the work in 1973 for $180,000 and the painting should easily set a new auction record for the artist currently $40.4 million paid in 2013 for "East Wind Over Weehawken".It is likely to set a new record for work by a living artist, until now held by Jeff Koons and his "Balloon Dog (Orange)," which sold for $58.4 million at Christie's in 2013 .Valued at $30 million, the canvas is also likely to set a new auction record for Hartley.
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