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Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Howard Hodgkin
1932 - 2017
RED LISTENING EAR
printed by 107 Workshop, Wiltshire, published by Bernard Jacobson Ltd., London, on TH Saunders NOT paper
signed and dated HH 86 in pencil (lower centre); inscribed AP (lower centre)
etching with carborundum printed in colours, with hand-colouring by Jack Shirreff
sheet: 47.5 by 64.4cm., 18 5/8 by 25 1/4 in.
Executed in 1986, the present work is an Artist's proof (aside from the edition of 100).
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Literature

Liesbeth Heenk, Howard Hodgkin Prints, London, 2003, no. 74

Catalogue Note

Red Listening Ear is one of the first prints Hodgkin made with carborundum and with Jack Sheriff as his hand-colourist. 1986 signals yet another shift in the artist’s printmaking style, as the hand-colouring begins to construct the image and dominate the paper. 

“That’s when Jack introduced me to the delights of carborundum, its ups and downs, in fact. It’s a hard substance that’s ground down and mixed into a paste. When it’s painted on to the printing plate, it makes a hill, which forces a valley into the surface of the paper. I’ve used it a lot to give relief to the surface.” (Howard Hodgkin, Working with the Printer, 1986)

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London