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Interior (Night)
by Howard Hodgkin

Available at Bernard Jacobson Gallery (IFPDA)

Prints

Aquatint

1974

Edition Size: 75

Sheet Size: 44.5 x 59.9 cm

Signed

Condition: Pristine

£3,600.00

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1973 – 1974

Aquatint from three copper plates printed in black, violet and green. On cream Velin Arches mould-made paper

Signed, numbered, and dated 74 in pencil, lower right

Published by Petersburg Press

Exhibitions: ‘Howard Hodgkin: Views. An Exhibition of Early Prints’, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 02 March – 02 April 2013; ‘Howard Hodgkin | Recollections’, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, 21 April – 14 May 2022

Literature: ‘Howard Hodgkin Talking to Pat Gilmour About his Prints’, 1 April 1976 (notes of recorded interview); Penelope Marcus, ‘Howard Hodgkin: Complete Prints’, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1977 (n.p.); Pat Gilmour, ‘Howard Hodgkin’, The Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol. 12, no. 1, March-April 1981, p. 3; Liesbeth Heenk and Nan Rosenthal, ‘Howard Hodgkin Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné’, Thames & Hudson, London, 2003, no. 24, p. 168

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The Artist

Howard Hodgkin

British printmaker and painter Howard Hodgkin is most associated with the abstract style. Exhibiting his first works in 1962, he created continuously up to his death at age 84 in 2017. London-born Hodgkin studied at first Camberwell Art School and then the Bath Academy of Art. His first works used only a few colours and curved forms, though this evolved over time. Later pieces used brighter and bolder colours and forms and had a more immediate, spontaneous quality. His most famous work is a series of paintings of Venice, known as the ‘Venetian Views’. It shows the ancient watery city at various times of the day. ‘Venice Afternoon’ is seen as the exceptional work in the quartet. Its creation was achieved through a complex printing process which used many layers and an incredibly complex printing process to build up its colourful effect. It is now on display at the Yale Centre of British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, in the USA. Howard Hodgkin created an abstract screen print on paper called ‘Swimming’ for the London 2012 Olympics. He won premier art award the Turner Prize in 1985, was knighted in 1992 and awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Oxford in 2000.

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