Howard Hodgkin - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    From the portfolio Art and Sports, containing works from 17 artists; the original art portfolio of the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia, 1984.

  • 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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Welcome, from Art and Sports portfolio (Winter Sports)

Lithograph in colours, on Rives BFK paper, the full sheet,
85 x 62 cm (33 1/2 x 24 3/8 in.)
signed with initials, dated '83' and numbered 50/150 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs in Roman Numerals), published by Visconti Fine Art, Vienna, in very good condition, unframed.

£700 - 1,000 

Sold for £688

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Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm