Howard Hodgkin, ‘Study for Birthday Party’, 1976, Painting, Oil and gouache on paper, Offer Waterman
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Howard Hodgkin

Study for Birthday Party, 1976

Oil and gouache on paper
19 9/10 × 23 4/5 in
50.5 × 60.5 cm
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London, New York
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Initialled and dated in pencil (centre)
Howard Hodgkin
British, 1932–2017
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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.

Howard Hodgkin, ‘Study for Birthday Party’, 1976, Painting, Oil and gouache on paper, Offer Waterman
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Initialled and dated in pencil (centre)
Howard Hodgkin
British, 1932–2017
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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.

Howard Hodgkin

Study for Birthday Party, 1976

Oil and gouache on paper
19 9/10 × 23 4/5 in
50.5 × 60.5 cm
Sold
Location
London, New York
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