• Thu, Nov 18 2010

David Hockney’s iPhone and iPod Sketches Are Awesome

Over the two few years, pop art superstar David Hockney has been creating drawings on iPhone (and then later his iPod) and sharing them with friends. The digital sketches depict flowers and beautiful landscapes with beautiful layers of texture and light. The series just scored a show at a Paris gallery titled Fleurs Fraîches (Fresh Flowers), where the images are displayed on Apple’s electronic devices. (Talk about an expensive frame!)

Hockey explained last year in an interview: “I draw flowers every day on my iPhone and send them to my friends, so they get fresh flowers every morning. And my flowers last. Not only can I draw them as if in a little sketchbook, I can also then send them to 15 or 20 people who then get them that morning when they wake up. Picasso would have gone mad with this. So would Van Gogh. I don’t know an artist who wouldn’t, actually.”

We think these sketches are lovely and we wish we could find our way onto Hockney’s SMS list.

(via Flavorwire)

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