North American debut of David Hockney’s "Fresh Flowers" at the Royal Ontario Museum

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TORONTO, ON.- The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the ROM presents David Hockney’s Fresh Flowers: Drawings on iPhones and iPads, an exhibition that reveals the artist’s extraordinary use of this novel new artistic medium and its impact on shaping visual culture today. Originally presented by the Fondation Pierre Bergé/Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, this ICC presentation is the exhibition’s North American debut and marks Hockney’s first major show in Canada in over two decades. Curated by Charlie Scheips and engineered by architect Ali Tayar, the presentation of Fresh Flowers will be custom-designed for the Roloff Beny Gallery in the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, in collaboration with David Hockney. It will be on view from October 8, 2011 to January 1, 2012. The exhibition features approximately 100 iPhone drawings displayed on 20 iPod Touches, as well as an additional 100 iPad