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Untitled No. 21 from The Yosemite Suite by David Hockney

Untitled No. 21 from The Yosemite Suite by David Hockney

© David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt

Since 2005 Hockney has been producing landscape works created en plein air using a wide

variety of media including, increasingly, the iPhone and iPad; initially the drawings made in

this way were the basis for large oil paintings completed in the studio. In 2010 and 2011 he

began a series of iPad works, using the ‘Brush’ app, which were made directly into digital

prints. He made two trips to Yosemite National Park in California to record the spectacular

grandeur of its landscape. This work is one of the twenty-four images from that series and is

made up of black dots, yellow and black dashes and squiggles, amongst expanses of greens

and blue, depicting a valley with trees and sky.