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Welcome by Howard Hodgkin

Welcome by Howard Hodgkin

Petersburg Press

Color Etching and Aquatint


Edition Size: 150 + 45 proofs

Sheet Size: 33.5 x 24.38 inches

Reference: Liesbeth Heenk, Howard Hodgkin Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, Thames and Hudson, London 2003, no. 71 illustrated.


Condition: Pristine

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Signed by the artist with initials and dated 83 lower center in pencil; numbered lower left in pencil. Published for the XIV Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo, Former Yugoslavia in 1984.

In 1983, Hodgkin was asked by Andy Warhol to contribute to the official art portfolio of the Olympic Winter games to be held in Sarajevo in 1984. He produced this striking print, with red and scarlet in the background, and a jungle green chevron in the center – perhaps an arrow pointing upward, or an abstracted tree. This arrow shape would become a repeated theme in Hodgkin’s prints. The direct boldness of Welcome presaged a shift in his work in the mid-eighties: erasure of a border and the emergence of poster-like images.




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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