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Howard Hodgkin
Howard Hodgkin Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art: abstract black white

1979

$2,250

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Large scale black and white abstract interior scene with dots, lines, brushstrokes, and hand painting in grey, to hang in contemporary, modern and minimalist 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, emotional, expressionist, and abstract. Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art, by Howard Hodgkin. Signed by the artist, numbered 47/100, and dated 79 lower center in red crayon. Soft-ground etching printed from the same plate as 'Late Afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art', with hand coloring in black gouache on Grey BFK Rives mould-made paper. This print depicts an abstracted scene, perhaps a sculpture in front of a window in the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, in Hodgkin's signature painterly style. The expressive mark-making in this print is an example of the artist’s movement in the late 70s towards pronounced gestures. Wide areas of deep black pigment contrast urgent swipes of ink. Always seeking greater richness in his prints, Hodgkin layered ink and hand coloring in this print, rendering each impression in the edition unique. Part of a series of four prints reflecting on a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford which was holding an exhibition of his work at the time: (Late Afternoon in the Museum of Modern Art, Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art, Thinking Aloud in the Museum of Modern Art, and All Alone in the Museum of Modern Art). At earlier stages, these four prints were called by other titles: ‘Alone in the Museum of Modern Art’, ‘Not Quite Alone in the Museum of Modern Art’, 'Inside the Museum of Modern Art’, ‘Talking about Modern Art’, and ‘Shadows in the Museum of Modern Art.’ Howard Hodgkin was introduced to the etching technique used in Early Evening in the Museum of Modern Art at Petersburg Press, where this print was produced and where he would become a long-time collaborator. This technique allowed him to work fluidly and spontaneously, creating the moody interior scenes that mark Hodgkin’s work from the late 70s and early 80s. A copy of this print is in the collection of the Tate, London. Catalogue reference: Elizabeth Knowles, Howard Hodgkin: Prints 1977 to 1983, Tate Gallery, London 1985, no. 22 illustrated Liesbeth Heenk, Howard Hodgkin Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné, Thames and Hudson, London 2003, no. 51 illustrated.

Details

  • Creator
    Howard Hodgkin (1932, British)
  • Creation Year
    1979
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.5 in. (74.93 cm)Width: 38.75 in. (98.43 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    This print is not previously owned and has been in the archives of the original publisher since its publication.
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU121124499411

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