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On David Hockney's iphone & ipad drawings

There was a nice piece on National Public Radio's 'Morning Edition' today about painter David Hockney's latest pictures (note to non-Americans: NPR is a bit like BBC Radio 4, and definitely the best news organization in the insane US media landscape). He's been using an iphone and ipad application to make bright, colourful sketches - really small paintings - which are being shown at the Yves St. Laurent Foundation in Paris. As I said in my web-talk about Hockers a few weeks ago, the style, the use of the latest gimmicky technology, and the choice of exhibition venue all add to his reputation as the Noel Coward of contemporary art. But the pictures themselves are good enough, they contain enough good draughtsmanship to be considered for what they modestly claim to be: the exploration of traditional skills in a a novel medium. Here is one of the pictures (this may disappear depending on copyright interpretations):
David Hockney: untitled, 10 July 2010, ipad painting
And here's one that looks more like a drawing:
David Hockney: untitled 16 April, 2010, ipad drawing

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