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Mr. Hockney uses the poster for his upcoming Royal Academy show to state that all the works on exhibit were “made by the artist himself.”

Radio Times magazine reported Tuesday that Mr. Hockney said in an interview that the comment was directed at Mr. Hirst, who has used assistants to help create some of his most famous pieces.

Mr. Hirst has said his assistants do a better painting job than he could and that he becomes easily bored. He is best known for suspending a shark in formaldehyde and covering a human skull with more than 8,000 diamonds.

Compiled from Web and wire service reports.