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  • Design Credit: Samantha Todhunter Design Ltd., Photo Credit: Oliver Clarke. Dimensions: H 31 in. x W 40 in.
  • Design Credit: Lucy Harris Studio, Photo Credit: Francesco Bertocci. Dimensions: H 31 in. x W 40 in.
  • Design Credit: Timothy Godbold, Photo Credit: Karl Simone. Dimensions: H 31 in. x W 40 in.
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Howard Hodgkin
Blood: Howard Hodgkin hand painted Abstract Red Brown Coral and Black

1983-1985

$8,500

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Abstract, large scale red, orange, crimson, black, and pink scene with lines, shapes and hand painted brushstroke texture. This dramatic Howard Hodgkin work is ideal for display in minimalist, modern and contemporary spaces. While British pop artists such as David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield numbered amongst Howard Hodgkin's circle of friends, Hodgkin's work is painterly, expressionist, and abstract. The rectangular core of this elemental composition explodes with color: deep red and pink in gouache and watercolor are framed with black and grey brushstrokes. The expressive mark-making in this print is an example of the artist’s movement in the late 70s towards pronounced gestures. Hodgkin used his hand as a mark-making tool, combining these textures with loose and urgent brushwork. A spatter of orange enhances this sense of movement. Lithograph from three aluminium plates printed in three shades of black, with hand colouring in watercolour (black wash border, pink wash ground) and gouache (a red wash ground, yellow and crimson). Edition 50; this impression AP 13/16. Signed by the artist with initials and numbered AP 13/16 lower center in white pencil. Printed from two of the same plates as Sand, 1983. Blood evinces the increase in emotional content and intensity in Hodgkin’s work after the late 1970s. His marks are more fluid and lush due to an increased looseness of handling. These later works show a richness and a surface texture previously lacking – mainly due to the application of gouache or watercolor by hand but also to the more tonal techniques of aquatint and soft-ground etching with chalk-like lines. Catalogue reference: Elizabeth Knowles, Howard Hodgkin: Prints 1977 to 1983, Tate Gallery, London 1985, no. 41, illustrated p. 36 Elisabeth Heenk, Howard Hodgkin: a catalogue raisonné, Thames & Hudson, London 2003, no. 33, illustrated p. 57

Details

  • Creator
    Howard Hodgkin (1932, British)
  • Creation Year
    1983-1985
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This print is not pre-owned and has been stored in the archives of the publisher since its publication.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU121125608931

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