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Hockney's iPad 'selfie' goes up at Buckingham Palace

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A self-portrait created by Bradford artist David Hockney on an iPad is going on display at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace.

The work is one of several 'selfies' by acclaimed artists who also include Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Freud which have been collected over the years by monarchs since Charles I.

Portrait of the Artist aims to explore the changes in creative genius from the 15th century to the present day through more than 150 works from the Royal Collection.

Hockney presented his self-portrait to the Queen after his appointment to the Order of Merit. It was created on an iPad using the Brushes app, allowing him to play back the drawing 'stroke by stroke' to watch himself at work.

The exhibition runs until April.