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Artist David Hockney swaps his paintbrush for his iPad as he unveils his new high-tech art created on his phone and tablet

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David Hockney. © ROBIN UTRECHT/AFP/Getty Images David Hockney. Artist David Hockney has unveiled his new high-tech art created on his phone and tablet after swapping his paintbrush for his iPad.

The 82-year-old spent much of his time between 2009 and 2012 capturing the scenes from a window in his former home in Yorkshire.

But now 120 of the creations are set to be unveiled for the very first time next month in the major publication of David Hockney: My Window.

Fourty-four of the images were created on Hockney's iPhone using his thumb and the rest on his iPad with a stylus - but all feature the artist's signature vibrant colour palette.

The focus of the compositions vary to include vases of flowers sitting on the windowsill to nearby houses spotted through the blinds.  

The collection of works, which is being published by Taschen, comes with very little text, with each of the works only being recorded with the number, date and whether it is an iPhone or iPad creation. 

Fourty-four of the images were created on Hockney's iPhone using his thumb and the rest on his iPad with a stylus - but all feature the artist's signature vibrant colour palette

Fourty-four of the images were created on Hockney's iPhone using his thumb and the rest on his iPad with a stylus - but all feature the artist's signature vibrant colour palette
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Speaking to The Guardian about the collection, Hans Werner Holzwarth, a book designer and editor who collaborated with Hockney on a previous publication, said: 'For me, it's really the joy of looking out into the world and getting this positive energy.'  

The artist was enthused by the discovery that he could create artworks from the comfort of his bed when he discovered the creative technology. 

It is not the first time the artist has utilised technology in his pieces and previously featured Polaroids, fax machines and digital video in some of his works.

David Hockney was born in Bradford and has since gone on to become a draughtsman, painter, printmaker, stage designer and photographer.

He was a key influence in the 1960's pop art movement and is now considered to be one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.

In 2018 one of his creations, the 1972 Portrait of an Artist, sold at Christie's auction house in New York City for $90million (£70million) which at the time made it the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction.

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