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Howard Hodgkin

Green Thought, 2014

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Lot 21
Carborundum relief print from two plates on 400gsm Velin Arches Blanc paper
31.5 x 31.5 in (80.0 x 80.0 cm)
From edition of 14
Initialed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Howard Hodgkin diligently explores painting as a cultured language, reveling in the phenomenological associations inherent to the use of color and enactment of painterly gesture. Using a lush palette – here, a vivid balance of cadmium and saffron yellows with emerald green – the artist composes in an assertive, yet compressed manner. 'Green Thought,' titled after Andrew Marvell's 17th-century poem 'The Garden,' exemplifies Hodgkin’s apt application of printmaking techniques.

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About Howard Hodgkin

Sir Howard Hodgkin (English, 1932-2017) was known for his narrative paintings and collaborative emotional works. During the 1960s, he was peripherally associated with the British Pop art movement, and in the 1980s and 1990s, he became a prominent and critically-acclaimed painter. In 2010, he exhibited a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Whitechapel Gallery named him the first ever Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon.