Pop Artist David Hockney Takes His Work to the iPad

May 11, 2010  |  1:33pm

David Hockney’s genius pop art made him one of the most famous British artists of the 20th century. Now, the 72-year-old is moving into a new medium—the iPad. Hockney began dabbling in Apple art when he first got an iPhone a couple years ago, but lately the artist has been gushing about the Brushes app on his new iPad (which isn’t even available to the public in the UK yet).

“I do love it, I must admit,” Hockney told Bloomberg. “I thought the iPhone was great when I bought one the year before last, but this takes it to a new level. It’s a new medium, eight times the size of the iPhone.” The artist keeps his iPad in a special pocket on the inside of his jackets that was originally meant to stow fresh game after hunting.

“I draw flowers every day and send them to my friends so they get fresh blooms every morning,” said Hockney. “And my flowers last! Who would have thought that the telephone would bring back drawing?”

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