David Hockney unveils new exhibit featuring artwork created on his Apple iPhone

“Venerable British visual artist David Hockney has embraced a new tool for his artistic creation, unveiling on Thursday a new exhibit featuring artwork created on his iPhone,” CBC News reports.

“The 71-year-old painter said [he] invested in the popular, high-speed internet-enabled, media-playing, touchscreen cellphone just four months ago, but has created a host of drawings — including landscapes, portraits and images of flowers — on it,” CBC News reports.

“His exhibition ‘Drawing In A Printing Machine,’ which opened at London’s Annely Juda Gallery on Thursday, features iPhone drawings as well as other pictures created on his computer and with a camera. The 10 landscapes and 18 portraits will remain on display until July 11,” CBC News reports.

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Beth Hale reports for The Daily Mail, “Hockney has had the phone for only four months, but he has already turned it into a hi-tech canvas. It even fits neatly on a miniature easel in his London studio.”

“He has painted flowers and drawn landscapes on the iPhone, which is manufactured by Apple and lets users input commands directly on the colour screen with their fingers,” Hale reports.

“As well as being a mobile phone, the iPhone takes pictures, plays music or video and acts like a handheld computer with high-speed internet access,” Hale reports. “‘I lie in bed and send illustrated art lectures to friends and also my own iPhone paintings,’ said Hockney. ‘I like to draw flowers by hand on the iPhone and send them out to friends so they get fresh flowers. And my flowers last!'”

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David Hockney’s “Drawing in a Printing Machine” via Annely Juda Fine Art here.

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