The two-and-a-half-minute footage will appear on billboards in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Seoul in May.
David Hockney’s latest artwork – a digital footage of the sunrise – will be shown simultaneously on billboards around the world in May.
The six-image sequence will appear on digital billboards in New York, London, Tokyo and Seoul.
It was created by Hockney, 83, on an iPad during the lockdown and represents a message of hope and collaboration as the world emerges from the pandemic.
The play, titled “Remember, you can’t look at the sun or at death for very long,” was drawn by Hockney early in the morning in Normandy, France, where he has lived since 2019.
The two-and-a-half-minute sequence changes from a dark scene with long shadows to a brilliant image of bright sunbeams scattered dramatically across the landscape.
The world-famous artist began experimenting with drawing on an iPad in 2009, and praised the medium for not requiring a thorough cleanup.
“No cleaning is necessary,” he told the New York Times, “and I can still draw anytime.”
The 83-year-old started drawing digitally with his thumb on an iPhone before switching to using a stylus on the new iPad.
“This medium had a great advantage because it is backlit and I could draw in the dark. I never had to get out of bed, ”said the artist.
He has now produced hundreds of paintings, portraits and still lifes on the Apple product.
Hockney’s latest works of art can be seen on more than just electronic billboards in Times Square in New York City at 11:57 p.m. every night in May.
It will also be featured on Seoul’s Coex K-POP Square screen in the city’s Gangnam district at 8:21 p.m. KST, Tokyo’s Yunika Vision in Skinjuku at 9 a.m. JST and Los Angeles’ Pendry West Hollywood, the largest screen. digital media on the Sunset Strip naked at 8:21 p.m. PDT each day.
It will also appear at CIRCA London’s Piccadilly Lights home, Europe’s largest screen, at 8:21 p.m. BST.
The piece will also appear on the organization’s website nightly at 8:21 p.m. BST.
The digital show coincides with the release of Hockney’s new book “Spring Cannot Be Canceled” and the Royal Academy’s exhibition “The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020” which is scheduled to open on May 23.
The exhibition is managed by CIRCA.ART, a London-based digital art platform, and Times Square Arts, the Times Square Alliance’s public art program.
The London-based platform is also selling a limited time released by David Hockney until May 31.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to help support the creative community that has struggled since the onset of Covid-19 last year. The money will be invested in cash grants for artists and institutions as well as to commission a new culture.
David Hockney’s latest artwork – a digital footage of the sunrise – will air simultaneously on billboards around the world in May
The two-and-a-half-minute footage will appear at CIRCA London’s Piccadilly Lights home, Europe’s largest screen, at 8:21 p.m. BST every night in May.
Hockney, 83, is a world-renowned artist and is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century
The footage will air on Yunika Vision from Tokyo to Skinjuku at 9 a.m. JST daily for the month of May.
The play will appear on Seoul’s Coex K-POP Square screen in Gangnam District at 8:21 p.m. KST nightly.