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Howard Hodgkin

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 USD
Sold
444,500 USD
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Description

  • Howard Hodgkin
  • Chinoiserie
  • signed, titled and dated 1994-1997 on the reverse
  • oil on wood, in artist's frame

Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in December 1999

Exhibited

New York, Gagosian Gallery, Howard Hodgkin: Paintings, April - June 1998, cat. no. 10, pp. 26-27, illustrated in color 

Literature

Marla Price, Howard Hodgkin: The Complete Paintings, Catalogue Raisonné, London 2006, cat. no. 307, pp. 302-303, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"'I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck,' Bacon had said. Agreeing with him, Hodgkin attempts to find what is beyond his omnipotent control, 'what happens when you splash the stuff down.' What happens has the potential of being 'definitive' -- decisive and unconditional -- precisely because it yields to the risk of the unexpected. As Proust as well as Freud made clear, we cannot organize a quest from our memories; only stumble onto them by accident or be fearlessly passive and trust that will cause them to appear.
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