Switched On Art

« Darcel Paris, meet New York silkscreen print | Main | Art Meets Print offers Classic Faber and Faber covers »

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


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.


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

Pin It


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference David Hockney creates hand-drawn art on Apple's iPad:



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

The comments to this entry are closed.

Contact us

If you want to get in touch about anything related to the site, please drop us a line at info@switchedonart.com
We will do our best to get back to you.

Recent articles

1980s-style Beams x Keith Haring watch collection
Classic Andy Warhol artwork turned into soft toys by Kidrobot
eBay watch: Peter Blake Signed Russian Dolls
Drive away in a limited edition Sir Peter Blake-designed pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible
David Bowie-inspired A Lad Insane prints from Pure Evil
Arty shopper: Peter Blake Dazzle Tote Bag
Kitchen goes arty: Piet Mondrian-inspired Smeg fridge
Roy Lichtenstein Explosion Umbrella at MoMA
The Beatles-inspired Pepperland prints by Marq Spusta
VU style: Andy Warhol x Chuck Taylor All Star hi-tops
Andy Warhol Campbellā€™s Soup Can scented candles by Ligne Blanche
Michael Caine limited edition silkscreen pop art prints by David Studwell
Takashi Murakami x Vault by Vans Classic Slip-On LX range
R2tag2 personalised print by RYCA
Marcel Duchamp's World Tour: New Year's Eve Parade at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool by Sir Peter Blake
Charlie Brown's Nightmare limited edition print by Pure Evil
Twiggy I and Twiggy II signed silkscreen prints by David Studwell
Keith Haring umbrellas at Uniqlo
Limited edition Motifs box set by Sir Peter Blake
New limited edition Shag print: Office Politics
Limited edition USA Series silkscreen prints by Sir Peter Blake
Art meets punk meets fashion: Jamie Reid x Fred Perry collection
Stones style: Electric Mick limited edition screenprint by Kate Gibb
William Blanchard Soup Can limited edition print
Limited edition Elephant print by Shag
Keith Haring chocolate box set by Ligne Blanche
Gilbert and George plates by Ligne Blanche
Lego-inspired iTag print by AME72
Prince Philip's Nightmare signed limited edition silkscreen print by Pure Evil
Beatles Bandidos limited edition silkscreen print by Mr Brainwash
Powered by TypePad