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Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London

Designed by Max Gordon
SOFA
with two back cushions on a pair of squab-seat cushions, with steel castors
spun and woven cream wool over a wood and stuffed frame
approximate width 230cm., 7ft. 6½in.
1931-1990
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Provenance

A gift from the designer to Howard Hodgkin.

Catalogue Note

The Architect of Choice for Art, John Russell writing in his obituary of Max Gordon for The New York Times in 1990.

Gordon was a designer and architect known to artists, collectors and galleries. He designed exhibition spaces, both public and private and developed strong relationships with those he collaborated. One of his most celebrated spaces was the gallery he created in 1985 for the Saatchi Collection of Contemporary Art on Boundary Road in London. This commission was one of many projects he developed around the world, part of a body pf work which was truly international. Hodgkin and Gordon were close friends and he created a small group of works in his memory, these include Chez Max, Memories of Max, In Memory of Max Gordon, Small Chez Max. The present lot was a gift from Gordon to Hodgkin.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London