Howard Hodgkin, ‘Indian View H (Heenk 18)’, 1971, Forum Auctions

Signed, dated and numbered from the editions of 75 in pencil, printed by Kelpra Studio, published by Leslie Waddington Prints, London, with the printer's stamp and numbering in black ink verso, with full margins, sheet 580 x 776mm (22 3/4 x 30 1/2in) (unframed)

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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