Howard Hodgkin, ‘Blue Listening Ear’, 1986, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Edition of 100, with 10 artist's proofs, 3 printer's proofs and 1 B.A.T.
Printed and hand coloured by Jack Shirreff at the 107 Workshop, Wiltshire.

Signature: Signed with initials and dated 86 in pencil, lower centre.

Publisher: Bernard Jacobson Ltd., London, 1986

Howard Hodgkin "Views. An exhibition of early prints" Bernard Jacobson Graphics 02 March - 02 April 2013

Liesbeth Heenk & Nan Rosenthal, Howard Hodgkin Prints: A catalogue raisonné, London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, p. 193; colour reproduction on p. 107

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