David Hockney’s experimental iPhone and iPad drawings are on show at the Royal Ontario Museum Oct. 8 through Jan. 1, 2012, the renowned British artist’s first major show in Canada in more than two decades. Hockney started painting with the Brushes app in 2008, first using thumb and fingers to create images directly on the screen. Now he’s so reliant on the device he’s had special pockets made in all his suit jackets to keep his iPhone close. So far, he’s made about 1,000 digital images – 100 of them scheduled for Toronto. The museum plans to mount the exhibit, called Fresh Flowers, on iPod Touches, and iPads. The i-paintings previously showed in Paris.
David Hockney’s iphone paintings, on his website, here.