ArtistDavid Hockney
ArtworkNo. 610 23rd December
Year2010 - 2019

iPad drawing, 8-colour inkjet print on cotton-fiber archival paper
Edition of 250
56 x 43,2 cm (22 x 17 in.)
Signed and numbered
In mint condition


A winter-themed edition by David Hockney, titled No. 610 23rd December. This limited edition artwork belongs to the British artist’s iPad Drawings series and it fully embodies the spirit of December; snow, cold, and an intimate glimpse into the artist’s window view of the heavy snow resting on the tree branches.

This work is a great example of Hockney’s decade long practice, when he began drawing on touch screens after he got his first iPhone in 2009. By 2010, he extended his practice to a bigger screen by using an iPad which enlarged his artistic repertoire and enabled an even more complex interplay of colour, light, and line – as can be seen on No. 610 23rd December.

For many years, the artist began each day by doodling flowers, which his boyfriend would leave for him on his bedside table, and emailing his digitized bouquets to his closest friends. With the portable device and stylus in hand, Hockney is able to conveniently work outdoors without having to lug heavy materials with him.

“I love drawing on an iPad and I thought it was a terrific medium. Everything is at your fingertips and there is no cleaning up. There is a huge artistic potential and I saw a new medium. I don´t care about trends.”
— David Hockney

With the iPad Drawings, Art Edition (No. 751–1,000), 2019 David Hockney follows the course of the seasons through the window of his Yorkshire home. The viewer gets to experience the passage of time through the eyes of David Hockney and the use of his iPad to create the drawings.