Hockney’s Arrival of Spring

David Hockney is reworking some of his iPad landscape drawings to mark the arrival of Spring.

David Hockney, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 1 January 2011 iPad drawing printed on paper, edition 6 of 25
David Hockney, The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 1 January 2011 iPad drawing printed on paper, edition 6 of 25

Hockney started working on the iPad in 2011, and his first iPad drawings were displayed in an exhibition at the Royal Academy in 2012.

For this new show, Hockney has made new, smaller, editions of some of the works. These include five seperate views of Woldgate, East Yorkshire, drawn at five difference times of Spring.

David Hockney, Woldgate, 8 May, from ‘The Arrival of Spring in 2013 (twenty thirteen)’ 2013 charcoal on paper
David Hockney, Woldgate, 8 May, from ‘The Arrival of Spring in 2013 (twenty thirteen)’ 2013
charcoal on paper

Close studies of Hockney’s ‘totem’ tree trunk, which he found himself repeatedly drawn to before it was vandalised, have also been included.

Hockney says, ‘Some took two or three days to draw, and they were all drawn knowing they would be printed bigger. They were deliberately made for printing.’

David Hockney  The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 2 January 2011 iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper, mounted on four sheets of dibond, edition 5 of 10
David Hockney
The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) – 2 January 2011
iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper, mounted on four sheets of dibond, edition 5 of 10

There will also be a chance to Hockney’s video work Woldgate Woods, an installation that comprises nine video screens which are viewed simultaneously as one synchronised piece.

David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring runs from 8 May – 12 July at Annely Juda Fine Art, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW

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