SIGNED with initials, dated' 87' (lc) by artist and numbered' PP 2/2' (printer's proof 2 of 2, lower left) in pencil on recto. Published by The Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1988. New York, NY (chopmark/blindstamp, lower right). Excellent condition with no visible defects (remnants of paper hinging on verso).Lithograph from one aluminum plate using a graphite wash, printed in blue, with pochoir hand coloring in scarlet lake red and white gouache on PH-neutral Chiffon buff archival paper (250 gsm). One of the greatest colorists of his generation, Howard Hodgkin explores the very nature of painting as both cultured language and sheer expression. He disregards the classical polarities of abstraction and representation, past and present, canvas and frame, using gestural brushstrokes and a vivid palette to emphasize the picture plane, while simultaneously seeking to convey memories and emotions. The seemingly casual, urgent quality of his paintings and prints belies a drawn-out process of making: it could take a year for Hodgkin to prepare to execute a single brushstroke. The resultant maximalist, saturated works on canvas, paper, wood and board can be intimately scaled and jewel-like, or oversized, opulent and theatrical. Whilst his early compositions have a collaged, geometric flatness, Hodgkin's later work (including etching and aquatint prints) increasingly incorporated more lush surface textures and complex, fluid patterns reminiscent of the Paturi miniatures from India, of which he was an avid collector.
Sir Howard Hodgkin was born in 1932 in England, and has spent most of his working career producing colourist paintings and prints that have captured the art world's love and imagination. Hodgkin's works hang somewhere in between abstract and figurative. They're difficult to categorise but the main characteristics include his use of powerful strong colours, applied from a heavily loaded wide brush; he creates pictures that are of emotions, objects, landscapes and intangible subjects. His canvases are framed during their creation and this allows Hodgkin's paintbrush to extend onto the frame, creating a sort of proscenium arch before the stage. He says of his art that he paints' representational pictures of emotional situations'.As one of Britain's leading artists, Hodgkin's work has attracted international acclaim and new young audiences. He represented Britain at the XLI Venice Biennale in 1984. He has been a Trustee of both the Tate Gallery (1970-76) and National Gallery (1978-85) in London.
He was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize in 1985 and was knighted in 1992. His work is in the collection of museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, the São Paulo Museum, the National Gallery of Art Washington D.And the Tate Gallery, London. Currently on tour is' Howard Hodgkin: Prints'. This is the first large-scale touring exhibition, spanning the artist's entire career in this medium. Hodgkin has produced about 130 editions of striking and beautifully crafted prints which range in size from the very small to huge. This long-awaited exhibition will finally provide the opportunity for a full appraisal of Hodgkin's works in print.
This artist's creative process is one of finding an image, and the means of its expression, through action. Hodgkin has broken many of the rules of the craft, and the results are among the most stunning effects of color and surface in contemporary printmaking. He constantly re-invents his personal language of marks, often developing compositions from spatial and formal observations, using form and colour to communicate pure aesthetic emotion. Howard Hodgkin died March 9, 2017 in London, England. Howard Hodgkin: The Artists He Painted.Vardaxoglou Gallery, London, UK (1/25 - 3/11). Howard Hodgkin & Gillian Ayres: Prints. Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK. From Hogarth to Hodgkin: Our Best Prints. Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK. Three Artists: Helen Frankenthaler, Howard Hodgkin, Pat Steir.
Pace Prints, New York, NY. Howard Hodgkin: Memories, Paintings 1978 - 1999.
Galerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland. Howard Hodgkin: Strictly Personal, Part I and II.
Cristea Roberts Gallery, London, UK. Howard Hodgkin and Martin Creed: Inside Out.Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, DC. Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper.
, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, UK. , The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. , National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Howard Hodgkin: In the Pink. , Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK.Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY. , Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris, France.
, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, Devon, UK. Howard Hodgkin: Hand Painted and Relief Prints: 1990 - 2014.
, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Inspired by India: Paintings by Howard Hodgkin. And' Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin', Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada. , The Museum Mumbai, Mumbai, India. 2013' Howard Hodgkin: New Paintings', Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy.
2012' Howard Hodgkin', Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK. 2011' Howard Hodgkin', Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY' Howard Hodgkin: New Paintings', Peder Lund Gallery, Oslo, Norway' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Scarborough Art Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, Devon, UK' Howard Hodgkin: Time and Place', San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA), San Diego, CA' Howard Hodgkin: As Time Goes By', The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. Synchronies: Undercurrents in Postwar European and American Abstraction. (group exhibition), Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA. 2008' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, UK' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Winchester, Hampshire, UK' Howard Hodgkin: Paintings', Gagosian Gallery, London, UK.
2006' Howard Hodgkin', Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Estiarte, Madrid, Spain' Howard Hodgkin: Prints', Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA' Howard Hodgkin: A Print Retrospective', Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK' Howard Hodgkin', Tate Britain, London, UK' Howard Hodgkin', Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland. 2004' Howard Hodgkin', Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, Germany Howard Hodgkin: Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA. 2003 Howard Hodgkin: Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS BY CLICKING MY. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".
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