David Hockney awarded the Order of Meritt

A short verse to mark the appointment of artist David Hockney to the Order of Merit, one of the greatest tributes in British public life. Already a Companion of Honour, Hockney must now be British art’s toppermost dog.

David Hockney

Puffed “Do you mock me?”

I’d have thought my OM

Worth a longer po-em”

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