SM
Shapero Modern
London

Lithograph printed in shades of beige and black with handcoloring, 1980, initialed in pencil, dated and numbered in the edition of 50 (total edition includes 17 artist's proofs), on two sheets of buff Rives BFK mould-made paper, with the blindstamp of the printer, Solo Press Inc., New York, published by Bernard …

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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.

High auction record
£1.7m, Christie's, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
prints i publishedBernard Jacobson Gallery
Howard Hodgkin: Strictly Personal - Part ICristea Roberts Gallery
Howard Hodgkin: Strictly Personal - Part IICristea Roberts Gallery
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Howard Hodgkin, Black Moonlight, 1980, 1980

Lithograph
44 1/10 × 55 2/5 in
112 × 140.6 cm
£7,500
Location
London
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SM
Shapero Modern
London

Lithograph printed in shades of beige and black with handcoloring, 1980, initialed in pencil, dated …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included

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.

High auction record
£1.7m, Christie's, 2017
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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