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David Hockney creates hand-drawn art on Apple's iPad

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Not content with pushing the boundaries of conventional art in the 60s, David Hockney is doing much the same in 2010, creating 'digi-art' on the Apple iPad.

So what's that then? Well, from his bedroom is sunny Bridlington, he uses his fingers to 'paint' artwork on Apple's latest must-have gadget, sending out the finished work via email. Just think, an original Hockney in your inbox. It could be your nest egg for a comfortable retirement.

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It's the latest step in an ongoing theme for the famed artist. Cameras, faxes and printers have previously featured in his work alongside traditional paint and pencil, with the iPhone being his medium of choice as recently as last year. Indeed, you could download his iPhone art last year from the BBC.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Hockney said: 'The iPad is far more subtle, in fact it really is like a drawing pad. They will sell by the million. It will change the way we look at everything from reading newspapers to the drawing pad. It can be anything you want it to be. This is the nearest we have got to seeing what I would call a universal machine.'

'What makes the iPad better than the iPhone is its larger size. The iPhone was more about the relationship between the hand and the ear whereas this is all about the hand and the eye and makes for far better co-ordination.'

How do you get on Hockney's email list? We've no idea. Perhaps just hang around Bridlington until you see a man in funny glasses holding an iPad. When you do, follow him. It's probably David Hockney.

David Hockney website

Via Evening Standard

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compareaholic

Great to see Hockney keeping up with the times. I wouldn't mind having one of his paintings.

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