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SOLD! A David Hockney painting has just made history. “Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)” sold for an incredible $90 Million, breaking a world record. The previous record was $58.4 million for @jeffkoons' “Balloon Dog”. In an exclusive interview at his LA home with @cnnstyle, Hockney told us about why he loves painting swimming pools: "Swimming pools, I always loved. I mean, all of the wiggly lines they make - if you photograph them, it freezes them. Whereas if you use paint, you can have wiggly lines that wiggle." ⠀
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#davidhockney #art #hockney #painting #artist #auction #christies @christiesinc

At 120 years old, the Star Ferry is Hong Kong's oldest form of public transport. The green and white boats have also become an iconic part of the cityscape, with unobstructed panoramic views of the skyline. The service began with a single steam boat in 1880, and a journey across the harbour would take about one hour. Today, a trip on the Star Ferry can take less than 10 minutes, with millions of passengers taking the journey every year. (PC: Getty Images) #HongKong #BestOfHongKong #StarFerry #CNNtravel #Travel

In 2015 @manirostom became the first ever modest model for @nike Middle East by appearing in several running campaigns. Manal is a marathon runner, mountaineer, triathlete, scuba diver, and certified fitness instructor among other things. Not only has she pushed the boundaries for modest athletic wear, but she also created her own social media platform called @SurvivingHijab. “You don’t have to be Muslim to be on this platform, you don’t have to wear the veil if you’re Muslim, you just have to believe in a woman’s right to dress in any way she wants,” Manal says. 💪 ⠀

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#Hijab #Athlete #Fashion #Nike #wcw #CNNVision #hijabfashion #sneakers #style

☕This is where the world’s most expensive coffee beans were grown – Boquete, Panama. Called Natural Geisha, this coffee was sold for $803 PER POUND. The farm owner that produced the record breaking beans says, "We have a unique microclimate. We have the forest that surrounds us, and we have the ultra- high elevation. All that combination of factors make our coffee so super special.” How much do you spend on your morning cup of coffee? 🤑⠀
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#marketplacelatinamerica #panama #coffeetime #coffeelover #coffee

Grammy Award winning Will.i.am leads a double life -- he is also a #tech entrepreneur with an eye for #design. @cnnvision took a look inside his studio in #losangeles to check out his latest project: the first Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality graphic novel movie. “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles” was co-created with a team of Silicon Valley developers and features the voices of @queenlatifah, @snoopdogg, Mary J Blige and Jaden Smith. ⠀
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@iamwill @bep #ai #technology #VR #Virtualreality #siliconvalley #maryjblige @c.syresmith #graphicnovel #comic #grammy

Tommy Fung is a photographer and photo editor known as @surrealhk. On his playful instagram account, he shares photoshopped versions of iconic Hong Kong scenes, showcasing local culture and attractions — often with a comical twist. "Hong Kong is a very surreal city for me — everything moves so fast and it looks like a different world. So I just want to exaggerate everything, make things more obvious, more surreal — but my main goal is to make people laugh and cheer up.” ☺ #Photography #Surreal #Art #HongKong

Actor Saif Ali Khan is no stranger to show business. He is the son of Indian cricket legend, a major name in Bollywood, and the star of "Sacred Games" -- the first @Netflix original out of India. "We have some amazing writers in India who are capable of writing stuff that can be consumed internationally, but the question is: Will it be consumed as much at home?" he tells @cnnvision in the latest episode of Talk Asia. "To get the balance right is important and I think the authenticity of the show is amazing. It's the Holy Grail in a way, making something local, and then selling it internationally. The most international thing you can do is export your own values and your own country." (PC: Getty Images) #TalkAsia #SaifAliKhan #Netflix #SacredGames #Bollywood

Bangkok-based @Rockkhound had no prior experience with photography when he first began to share images of his city with the world. "When Instagram first launched, one of my best friends told me about the app," he told @cnnvision for #MyBangkok. "So I downloaded it and started taking pictures. I have never taken a photography class. I started with iPhone4S, learning to achieve the kind of photographs I wanted to make, inspired by people on Instagram." He now has over 120,000 followers on the platform. "I always look out for interesting lights, backdrops and subjects. When these factors fall into place, I click the shutter. There are so many places that have been overlooked. I define 'beautiful photograph' as one that tells stories with emotions in it."

Meet the @desihoppers — a hip hop crew from Mumbai whose style remixes moves from the Indian canon. Formed in 2015, the six-member crew was the first to represent India in @nbcworldofdance this year, even wowing @jlo, one of the show’s judges. #IconicIndia #DesiHoppers #Dance (@omar24khan @vjbedi @danqtham)

Hong Kong is not only one of the world's most expensive places to live; it’s also one of the most densely populated. A high demand and low supply of living space has resulted in the construction of hundreds of high-rise buildings across the city -- all tightly jam-packed next to each other. Photographer @kyle_yu took us on a tour through the Yuen Long and Tin Shui Wai districts -- quiet towns located far from the city's famed skyline and harbour. Yu thinks the buildings here showcase a true depiction of Hong Kong's most impressive and definitive architecture. “When you put this density together it does create a strong impact," he says, “I’m always gravitating towards contrast, colours and architecture." #MyHongKong

This painting by artist David Hockney could break a world record. "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" is poised to sell for $80 million on November 15 with @christiesinc, which would make it the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction. In an interview with @cnnstyle earlier this year, he recalls how on the day before his 80th birthday, he drained his own swimming pool so he could repaint the bottom himself. "Once it was painted, it made you see all the plants," he says. The job took him two and half hours, "and that's how long it took me 20 years ago." #DavidHockney #Christies (PC: Getty Images)

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@ChrissyCNN in Soelden on the brink of another season of the @FISAlpine World Cup, as @mikaelashiffrin goes for a third consecutive overall title, @lindseyvonn takes aim at the all-time record for World Cup wins in her final season before retirement, and @marcel_hirscher looks to cement his claim as the Greatest of all Time 🐐
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