Howard Hodgkin - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    Alan Cristea Gallery, London, Howard Hodgkin Venetian Views 1995, November 22 – December 22, 1995 (another example exhibited)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Howard Hodgkin: Prints from the Collection, 1987-2002, July 13 – November 16, 2010 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Liesbeth Heenk 94

  • Artist Biography

    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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Venice, Afternoon

Hand-painted etching and aquatint with carborundum in colours, on sixteen sheets of Velin Arches 300 gsm paper, the full sheets,
overall S. 160 x 196.5 cm (62 7/8 x 77 3/8 in)
signed with initials, dated '1995' and numbered 18/60 in pencil (there were also14 artist's proofs), published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, in excellent condition, framed.

£7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £30,000

Evening Editions

27 February 2013