Howard Hodgkin - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

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

  • Literature

    Liesbeth Heenk 95

  • 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 Pahari miniatures from India, of which he was an avid collector.

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Venice, Evening

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 26/60 in pencil (there were also 14 artist's proofs), published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, unframed.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £12,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auctions 12 June 2014 2pm & 6pm