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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