In the Museum of Modern Art

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  • Literature

    Liesbeth Heenk 50-53

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Late Afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art; Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art; Thinking Aloud in the Museum of Modern Art; and All Alone in the Museum of Modern Art

  • Artist Bio

    Howard Hodgkin

    British • 1932 - 2017

    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.

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In the Museum of Modern Art

1979
The complete set of four soft-ground etchings, three on Rives BFK mould-made paper and one on Hodgkinson handmade paper, the full sheets.
all S. 30 x 40 in. (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
All signed, dated and annotated 'A.P.' in red crayon (the editions were 100 and 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, New York, all unframed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

sold for $2,375

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 17 October 2017