Howard Hodgkin, ‘Bamboo’, 2000, Phillips

Image: 26 1/4 x 30 1/2 in. (66.7 x 77.5 cm)
Sheet: 33 3/8 x 36 5/8 in. (84.8 x 93 cm)

Signature: Signed with initials, dated and numbered 106/108 in pencil (there were also 18 artist's proofs)

Publisher: Lincoln Center List Poster and Print Program, New York

Charles Riley p. 188; Lisbeth Heenk p. 225

About Howard Hodgkin

Howard Hodgkin became a prominent figure in British art in the 1970s for painting on wooden supports such as drawing boards and door frames instead of canvas. Using broad, gestural brushstrokes and a vivid palette of contrasting colors that emphasized the rectangular picture plane, Hodgkin defined painting as an object. While his early compositions have a collaged geometric flatness, Hodgkin’s later work, including etchings and aquatint prints, has increasingly incorporated more complex fluid patterning, reminiscent of Henri Matisse’s The Morrocans (1916), Édouard Vuillard’s interiors, and Paturi miniatures from India, of which he was an avid collector.

British, b. 1932, London, United Kingdom