CULTURE & ARTS
01/02/2012 02:51 pm ET Updated Mar 03, 2012

AFP: Artist Hockney Jokes About Appointment To Order Of Merit

LONDON -- British artist David Hockney has responded to his appointment to the Order of Merit with typical humour, saying he was glad his controversial campaign for smokers' rights had not worked against him.
Hockney, who came to prominence during the British pop art movement in the 1960s, was named as a member of the exclusive order on Sunday by Queen Elizabeth II.

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