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Howard Hodgkin
B.1932
RAIN AT IL PALAZZO
signed, titled and dated 1993 - 1998 on the reverse
oil on wood
149.9 by 189.9cm.; 59 by 73¾in.
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Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Howard Hodgkin: Paintings, 1998, p. 36, no. 13, illustrated in colour
London, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Howard Hodgkin at Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2001, n.p., illustrated in colour

Literature

Sandy Nairne, Ed., Art Now: Interviews with Modern Artists, London 2002, n.p., illustrated in colour
Marla Price, Howard Hodgkin: The Complete Paintings Catalogue Raisonné, Fort Worth 2006, p. 317, no. 326, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

"Hodgkin's pictures have recorded extremes of weather. He paints in turn an ethereal mist, broad sweeps of driving rain, the blast of strong wind, the violence of storm clouds and the fiery hue of a setting sun. In Hodgkin's work serenity is rare. Anger and jealousy are passions more evident than contentment and calm. The changes noticeable in his art over the last twenty years may perhaps be attributed to his increasing willingness to display emotion in a way that is quite rare in its disregard for propriety and embarrassment, and his paintings have gained in depth and resonance from his apparently fearless willingness to risk disclosing self."

Nicholas Serota in: Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Britain, Howard Hodgkin, 2006, p. 16

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