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JUMP TO LOT
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Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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Howard Hodgkin
1932 - 2017
A FURNISHED ROOM
printed by Petersberg Studios, published by Petersberg Press, New York, on Arches mould-made paper
signed and dated Hodgkin 77 in pencil (lower right); inscribed and numbered AP (lower left)
etching with aquatint printed in colours, with hand-colouring by Ken Farley
sheet: 53.8 by 68.8cm., 21 by 27in.
Executed in 1977, 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. 33

Catalogue Note

In 1977 Hodgkin applied paint to print for the first time. This addition of hand-colouring would have a significant impact on his future prints and Hodgkin himself marks this as the beginning of his print-making career. At this time, the artist also began working with Maurice Payne, developing the role of hand-colouring in his prints. For example, during the trail process of A Furnished Room the artist experimented with the thickness of the hand-colouring. The green water-colour varied in opaqueness and the balance between the colours varied with each proof.  

The print is also typical of the artist in subject matter. Hodgkin’s fascination with the relationship between individuals and interiors dominated his prints and paintings in the 1970s. 

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London