Howard Hodgkin, ‘Study for the Birthday Party’, 1977, Phillips

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5%; Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Sheet 21 x 29.5 cm (8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)
Frame 28.6 x 36.8 cm (11 1/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'Howard Hodgkin "Study for the Birthday Party" 1977' on the reverse

Family Collection of Vera List, New York
Mr. Joshua Mack, New York (acquired from the above thence by descent)
Private Collection, New York (acquired in 1987)

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