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David Hockney. My Window. Art Edition (No. 251–500) ‘No. 281’. 23rd July 2010

Edition of 250
Hardcover in clamshell box, 15.2 x 19.7 in., 11.74 kg (25.83 lb), 248 pages, signed by David Hockney; with a signed print of the iPad drawing ‘No. 281’, 23rd July 2010, 8-color inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper, 17 x 22 in.
US$ 20,000
In this artist’s book of 120 iPhone and iPad drawings, David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. Each image depicts a fleeting moment—from the colorful sunrise and lilac morning sky to nighttime impressions, snow-covered branches and the arrival of spring. Printed in large format, this is a highly perceptive and poetic body of work.

Art Edition (No. 251–500), with a print of the iPad drawing ‘No. 281’, 23rd July 2010. Both the book and print are signed by David Hockney.

Window to the World

A signed and numbered artist’s book
by David Hockney
When David Hockney discovered the iPhone as an artistic medium, he opened up entirely new possibilities for painting. He made his first digital drawings in spring 2009. The iPhone was easy to use and he didn’t even have to get out of bed to start his working day, drawing morning impressions in broad lines and dazzling colors directly on his screen. In 2010, Hockney first used an iPad which, with its larger screen, expanded his artistic repertoire and enabled an even more complex interplay of color, light, and line.

Each image captures a fleeting moment, from the colorful sunrise and lilac morning sky to nighttime impressions and the arrival of spring. Fascinating details reveal drops on window panes, distant lights in the night, reflections on glasses, bottles, and vases an abundance of subtly varied vegetation. We experience the passage of time through the eyes of David Hockney.

This artist’s book, printed in large-format, brilliant resolution, presents these impressions in 120 drawings made between 2009 and 2012, arranged by the artist himself in chronological order.

Art Edition (No. 251–500), with a print of the iPad drawing ‘No. 281’, 23rd July 2010. Both the book and print are signed by David Hockney.

Also available in three additional Art Editions of 250 copies respectively, each with a print signed by David Hockney, and as a signed Collector’s Edition (No. 1,001–2,000).
The artist

David Hockney (born July 9, 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. He first emerged in the early 1960s during the height of British pop, then moved to Los Angeles in 1964, where he famously painted a series of swimming pools. Alongside the classic genres of portraiture and landscape, he always kept evolving his art, using technologies such as Polaroids, photocopiers and fax machines, digital video, or the iPhone and iPad as tools for his painting. Since his first big survey exhibition, which in 1970 traveled Europe from the Whitechapel Gallery in London, he has been one of the most widely shown and popular artists of our time.

The editor

Hans Werner Holzwarth is a book designer and editor specializing in contemporary art and photography. His TASCHEN publications include the Collector’s Editions Jeff Koons, Christopher Wool, Albert Oehlen, Ai Weiwei, and the David Hockney SUMO A Bigger Book, as well as monographs like the XXL-sized Jean-Michel Basquiat.

David Hockney. My Window. Art Edition (No. 251–500) ‘No. 281’. 23rd July 2010
Edition of 250
Hardcover in clamshell box, 15.2 x 19.7 in., 11.74 kg (25.83 lb), 248 pages, signed by David Hockney; with a signed print of the iPad drawing ‘No. 281’, 23rd July 2010, 8-color inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper, 17 x 22 in.

The picture frame seen here is for display purposes only; the print is sold unframed.

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