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Lithograph from two aluminum plates with hand coloring in watercolor (two black wash borders). Edition 50; this impression 44/50. Signed by the artist with initials and numbered 44/50 lower center in white pencil. Printed from two of the same plates as Blood, 1983.
The rectangular core of this elemental composition explodes with movement: frenetic marks of red striated with grey brushstrokes. The expressive mark-making in this print is an example of the artist’s movement in the late 70s towards pronounced gestures. Hodgkin used his hand as a mark-making tool, combining these textures with loose and urgent brushwork. Dark grey hand painted watercolor frames this work, as if the viewer were looking into a house through its window.