Howard Hodgkin - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | Phillips

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    Liesbeth Heenk 12 and 18

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Indian View B; and Indian View H, from Indian Views (H. 12; 18)

1971
Two screenprints in colours, on J. Green paper, the full sheets.
both S. 58 x 77.6 cm (22 7/8 x 30 1/2 in.)
Both signed, dated and each numbered 23/75 and 11/75 respectively in pencil on the front, and annotated 'B' and 'H' in pencil on the reverse (there was also an unrecorded number of artist's proofs), published by Leslie Waddington Prints, London, both unframed.

Estimate
£600 - 800 • ‡ ♠

Sold for £2,772

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19-20 January 2022