Hockney snubbed death with Apple

Yorkshire artist David Hockney has revealed he turned down a deal to endorse Apple products.

The 76-year-old, who uses an iPad to produce his work, said in an interview it would have compromised his independence.

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Hockney’s new exhibition in San Francisco, near Apple’s Silicon Valley base, will feature drawings he created using the tablet device.

The Bradford-born artist moved back to California after his assistant Dominic Elliott died at his Bridlington home last year.