« I used to think the computer was too slow for a draughtsman. You had finished a line, and the computer was 15 seconds later, an absurd position for someone drawing, but things have improved, and it now enables one to draw very freely and fast with colour. There are advantages and disadvantages to anything new in mediums for artists, but the speed allowed here with colour is something new, swapping brushes in the hand with oil or watercolour takes time.
These prints are made by drawing and collage, they exist either in the computer or on a piece of paper, they were made for printing, and so will be, printed. They are not photographic reproductions. My idea is to make them in small editions between 7 and 30. » David Hockney, November 2008
The recent acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts showed how much Hockney’s work is a tangible mix between historical, traditional influence, and brand new medias, proof given with these computer drawings showcased on the first floor of the gallery and earlier, “classical” prints hanged in the bookstore.