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Hand-painted liftground etching with aquatint and carborundum on Marie Arches BFK Roll 300 gsm paper Paper 99 × 136.5 cm

Edition of 60 plus 14 artist’s proofs

Copy AP1

Signed with initials and dated lower left, numbered lower right, in pencil


Guide Price: £18,000

Howard Hodgkin was born in London in 1932. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art and the Bath Academy of Art in the early 1950s. He first visited India in 1964, returning annually for many years. Hodgkin spent a period teaching until 1972. He was Trustee of the Tate Gallery, London from 1970-76 and of the National Gallery, London from 1978-85. In 1984 he represented Britain at the XLI Venice Biennale with 24 paintings and was awarded the second Turner Prize in 1985. He was knighted in 1992 and made a Companion of Honour in 2002. His work has been the subject of numerous major retrospectives around the world, most notably at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, in 1995, at Tate Britain, London, in 2006, and at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in 2017. His paintings and prints are held in major museums and collections worldwide. In 2016 the Alan Cristea Gallery, London, inaugurated their new premises with a major retrospective of Hodgkin’s prints. In 2016 Hodgkin designed the set and costumes for the ballet, Layla and Majnun, performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group, USA. Hodgkin died aged 84 in London in 2017.

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Lot No.: EL89-96-00005
Kindly donated by Julian Barnes