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A Furnished Room by Howard Hodgkin

A Furnished Room
by Howard Hodgkin

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Color Etching and Aquatint


Edition Size: 100

Sheet Size: 21.3 x 27.3 inches

Reference: Elizabeth Knowles, Howard Hodgkin: Prints 1977 to 1983, Tate Gallery, London 1985, no. 2 illustrated. Elisabeth Heenk, Howard Hodgkin: a catalogue raisonné, Thames & Hudson, London 2003, no. 33, illustrated p. 57


Condition: Excellent


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Softground etching and aquatint (from two plates) with hand coloring in watercolor (green and orange). Signed by the artist and dated 77 lower right in pencil; numbered 83/100 lower left in pencil. This print was proofed by Daniel Levy and printed and hand-colored by Ken Farley at Claes Oldenburg’s studio in New York, which Petersburg Press was using at the time.

1977 heralded a breakthrough in Hodgkin’s prints showing an increase in emotional content and intensity. They are more fluid and lush due to an increased looseness of handling. They show a richness and a surface texture previously lacking – mainly due to the application of gouache or watercolor by hand but also to the more tonal techniques of aquatint and soft-ground etching with its chalk-like lines. This print amongst others of the period was prompted by a visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma and represents an interior scene.

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