iAm an iArtist

“UNTITLED, 16 APRIL 2010” / IPAD DRAWING / ©DAVID HOCKNEY

There’s a gallery in Paris that has 20 iPads on one wall, 20 iPhones on another. No, it’s not a new Apple store, and neither the “print” or the iThing is for sale.

It’s a show of iPhone and iPad-based drawings and paintings by established gallery artist David Hockney {npr}

All the gadgets are turned on 24 hours a day, and from time to time Hockney e-mails a new work to one of them — a kind of artistic status update.

The show, called “Fresh Flowers,” closes at the end of January. And then, installation designer Ali Tayar says, all the art will disappear.