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Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Peter Blake
B.1932
A SOUVENIR FOR HOWARD HODGKIN
signed Peter Blake., titled A Souvenir for Howard Hodgkin. and dated 1974. (lower centre)
collage on board
30 by 35cm., 11¾ by13¾in.
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Provenance

Gifted by the Artist to Howard Hodgkin, 1974

Exhibited

Bath, Festival Gallery, Peter Blake (with works by Jann Haworth), 1974, cat. no.49.

Catalogue Note

The present work was made when Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth were invited by the Festival Gallery in Bath to put on an exhibition at the Bath Festival.  In a text accompanying the exhibition Blake wrote:  'I have always liked to give pictures to people, but as I paint and draw rather slowly, it isn't really practical, as a professional painter, to give paintings away anymore. So I have made this group of souvenirs to be given to the person to whom each is dedicated.  Most are rather slight, but each one is, I hope, something personal that the recipient will like to have.' (Peter Blake, Peter Blake (with works by Jann Haworth), exh. cat., Festival Gallery, Bath, 1974, unpaginated).

John Lennon, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Joe Tilson and Ron Kitaj where amongst the other thirty recipients of the souvenirs Blake made for this exhibition.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London