The final two prints from the artists long and brilliant career. The first made for the National Portrait Gallery in London, the second made for Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway's eponymous Foundation. Now eligible for release.
At the time of his death in March 2017, Howard Hodgkin had completed work on and signed the BAT proofs for what were to become his last two etchings. The first, Where the Sky meets the Sea, was made in 2016 specifically to accompany and support his 2017 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, which opened to the public just 13 days after he died.
The second, entitled Eclipse, he made at the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway to raise money for her eponymous Foundation. The launch of this edition was to be timed to coincide with the announcement of the Queen Sonja Print Award in November 2018, an award that is only given every two years by the Foundation. As such, it is only now eligible for release.