Download David Hockney’s Playful Drawings for the iPhone and iPad

Last year, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto staged an exhibit of David Hockney’s playful drawings produced with/for the iPhone and iPad. Hockney became an early adopter of Apple’s popular devices and started creating finger-drawn images (using the Brushes app) in 2008. Initially, the English painter only shared his digital drawings with a small circle of friends. Then he decided to make them available to the larger world, presenting them first in Paris in 2010, and then later in Toronto. Here, Hockney explains the basic thinking behind his Fresh Flowers exhibitions.

Throughout the Canadian exhibition, the ROM invited the public to download a series of free images by Hockney. They’re all still online, and we’ve gathered them below. What will you do with them? Put them on your iPhone or iPad, of course. (Find instructions here and here.) Or whatever other device you please.



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  • Philip says:

    I read about David Hockney dabbling with painting on his iPhone in 2009. I wouldn’t have imagined that I’d be able to enjoy his work in the same medium with which he’s created them. Thanks for the post.

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  • Rob van Veggel says:

    I just found out about these downloads. Unfortunately the links are broken. Is there I way I still can down loads these works?

  • Rob van Veggel says:

    I just found out about these downloads. Unfortunately the links are broken. Can I still somehow download these works?

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