Get David Hockney Mini Masterpieces for Your iPhone

Image © David Hockney

Image © David Hockney

In a move that’s a bit like thumbing his brush at the lawyers who sent a nastygram when we mistakenly reported David Hockney’s gallery artworks were created on his iPhone, the artist is offering free downloads of three wallpapers made on his device.

The unsigned trio of flower paintings from the 72-year-old pop artist maestro — painted with the Brushes app on his iPhone (it’s revealed  for certain this time) — do sort of look like something you could  do yourself.

Image © David Hockney

Image © David Hockney

Still, these are the quick sketches Hockney makes daily and sends to friends and family. He likes the fact he’s giving them away, saying “my real vanity is the vanity of artists, I like my work to be seen.”

Image © David Hockney

Image © David Hockney

The wallpapers are offered gratis to promote a BBC documentary on Hockney and are only available for the next 48 hours.

Hat tip to CoM reader Paul Dixon.

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