Londoners gather to view David Hockney's new artwork

Londoners gather at Piccadilly Circus to view David Hockney’s new video artwork made on his iPad which features an animated sunrise

  • David Hockney ‘Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long’ was shown in London tonight
  • Was created by Hockney, 83, on iPad during lockdown and represents a message of hope and collaboration 
  • The piece was drawn by Hockney in the early mornings in Normandy, France , where he has lived since 2019. 

Londoners have gathered  at Piccadilly Circus to view David Hockney’s new video artwork made on his iPad which features an animated sunrise. 

The artist’s work, titled Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long, appeared on the Piccadilly Lights screen this evening. It will also appear on screens in New York, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tokyo. 

It was created by Hockney, 83, on an iPad during lockdown and represents a message of hope and collaboration as the world emerges from the pandemic.

The piece was drawn by Hockney in the early mornings in Normandy, France, where he has lived since 2019. 

The two and a half minute sequence transforms from a dark scene with long shadows to a brilliant image of bright sun rays spread dramatically across the scenery. 

The world-renowned artist started experimenting with drawing on an iPad in 2009, and has praised the medium for not requiring an extensive clean up.   

Hockney said: ‘What does the world look like? We have to take time to see its beauty.

‘That’s what I hope my work will encourage people to do when they see it on the large screens.’

The video will be shown every evening throughout May at the same time.

Londoners have gathered at Piccadilly Circus (pictured) to view David Hockney’s new video artwork made on his iPad which features an animated sunrise 

The artist’s work, titled Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long (pictured), appeared on the Piccadilly Lights screen this evening 

People are seen gathered at Piccadilly Circus to watch Remember You Cannot Look At The Sun Or Death For Very Long by Hockney tonight

The world-renowned artist (pictured) started experimenting with drawing on an iPad in 2009, and has praised the medium for not requiring an extensive clean up



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It will also appear on screens in New York, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tokyo. Pictured: The artwork on the screen in London

People watch the global premiere of a Hockney’s artwork (pictured) which is being screened on the Piccadilly Lights in London 

Hockney’s video shows an animated sunrise and was created on his iPad. Pictured: The artwork on the screen in London

Hockney, 83, said: ‘What does the world look like? We have to take time to see its beauty.’ Pictured: The installation in London today

Hockney said he hopes his artwork will encourage people to ‘take time’ to see the world’s beauty. The video will be shown every evening throughout May at the same time

Britons are seen watching the global premiere of Hockney’s artwork. The peice was created on his iPad

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