Archived exhibition
4th Floor Gallery

David Hockney
The Arrival of Spring

9 July–28 August 2015

We are delighted to present 16 standard sized and 4 large iPad drawings printed on paper from David Hockney's series of the 'Arrival of Spring'. These prints were first shown at the Royal Academy in 2012 in Hockney's successful exhibition 'The Bigger Picture'. The works depict the different stages of the Arrival of Spring from winter scenes to vibrantly bright spring.  

Hockney quotes:

“The color prints are from the iPad. Some took two or three days to draw, and they were all drawn knowing they would be printed bigger. I do think the iPad is a new art form. Much better than a lithograph. Inkjet printing is more vivid—the color stays exactly the same. The prints use an awful lot of pigment. But the bigger they get, they don’t fade, don’t pixelate.”