David Hockney

No. 778, 17th April

David Hockney

No. 778, 17th April

Price: $10,000.00

Framing not included


8-color inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper (iPad drawing)
Edition Size:
56 x 43,2 cm (22 x 17 in.)

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About the Artwork

Hockney began drawing on touch screens when he got his first iPhone in 2009. By 2010, he extended his practice to a bigger screen by using an iPad which, enlarged his artistic repertoire and enabled an even more complex interplay of colour, light, and line.

For many years, the artist began each day by doodling flowers, which his boyfriend would leave for him on his bedside table, and emailing his digitized bouquets to his closest friends. With the portable device and stylus in hand, Hockney is able to conveniently work outdoors without having to lug heavy materials with him.

"I love drawing on an iPad and I thought it was a terrific medium. Everything is at your fingertips and there is no cleaning up. There is a huge artistic potential and I saw a new medium. I don´t care about trends."

- David Hockney

With the iPad Drawings, Art Edition (No. 751–1,000), 2019 David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. The viewer gets to experience the passage of time through the eyes of David Hockney and the use of his iPad to create the drawings.

About the Artist

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Inkjet

Inkjet has become an established part of the art market in the last decade. Even the collections of the Tate, the MOMA and Guggenheim include inkjet prints.