Howard Hodgkin - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Liesbeth Heenk 50-52

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Late Afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art, Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art, and Thinking Aloud in the Museum of Modern Art.

  • 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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In the Museum of Modern Art: three plates

Three soft-ground etchings, one with hand-colouring in gouache, on BFK Rives and Hodgkinson hand-made papers, the full sheets.
all S. approx. 77 x 100 cm (30 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
All signed, dated and numbered 91/100, 95/100 and 91/100 respectively in red crayon (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, New York, all unframed.

£1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for £1,875

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 June 2017