Howard Hodgkin, ‘Girl on a Sofa’, 1968, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

From '5 Rooms'.
Edition of 75, with 15 artist's proofs and a few printer's proofs.
Printed by Ian Lawson and Ernest Donagh at Alecto Studios, London.
Published by Editions Alecto Ltd., London, 1968.

Signature: Signed, numbered and dated '68 in pencil, lower right.

Bernard Jacobson Gallery, Howard Hodgkin "Views. An exhibition of early prints" 2 March - 2 April 2013

Pat Gilmour, 'Howard Hodgkin: Alecto Gallery', Arts Review, vol. 21, no. 8, 26 April 1969, p. 277
'Howard Hodgkin Talking to Pat Gilmour About his Prints', 1 April 1976 (notes of recorded interview)
Penelope Marcus, Howard Hodgkin: Complete Prints, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, 1977 (n.p.)
Pat Gilmour, 'Howard Hodgkin,' The Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. 12, no. 1, March-April 1981, p. 3
Jeremy Lewison, 'Howard Hodgkin', Carte d'Arte, 1986, p. 19
Liesbeth Heenk & Nan Rosenthal, Howard Hodgkin Prints: A catalogue raisonné, London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, p. 161

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