HOWARD HODGKIN "LATE AFTERNOON" ETCHING, 1979
Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) was a renowned British painter and printmaker and an acclaimed figure of twentieth-century abstraction.
Hodgkin's distinct aesthetic is marked by broad, gestural arrangements of vibrant, saturated colors applied onto intimate-sized canvases and wood panels. His weighted strokes overwhelm the pictorial plane, often overtaking the frame and perimeters of his works.
Imbued with emotion, Hodgkin draws inspiration from everyday life, rendering sentimental motifs through a unique (and fluctuating) synthesis of abstract and representational styles.
"Late Afternoon" is a striking example of Hodgkin's printmaking from his 1979 series "The Museum of Art". Comprised of four prints, the series is exemplary of the artist's enmeshed style, blending abstract and representational qualities that culminate into evocative scenes.
Completed in pairs, Hodgkin altered the surfaces of the plates to create subtle atmospheric changes for each set. "Late Afternoon" was the first of the two, which was subsequently modified with heavy shadows to create the work "Early Evening".
The series is included in the collection at the Tate and the National Gallery of Australia.
In 1985, Hodgkin was the winner of the Turner Prize and was subsequently knighted in 1992. Today, Hodkin's work can be found in many major public collections across the United States and beyond, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
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"Late Afternoon in the Museum of Art"
Etching on paper
Signed, numbered and dated by artist
From an edition of 100
29.5"H 39"W (work)
37"H 46.5"W (framed)
Very good condition
Published by Petersburg Press, New York
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