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Signed Print Edition of 350
H 76cm x W 60cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|October 2021||Sworders - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|December 2020||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Sotheby's Online - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|January 2020||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Sworders - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
|October 2018||Rosebery's Fine Art Auctioneers - United Kingdom||Swimming - Signed Print|
This signed screen print from 2011 is a limited edition of 350 from Howard Hodgkin’s Olympics series. The vertical print offers its viewers a mesmerising abstract representation that evokes the artist’s painterly brushstroke through rich blue wavy patterns. As the title suggests, the work evokes powerfully the movement of water caused by swimming.
Swimming, like Welcome and The Road To Rio, represents Hodgkin’s engagement with the world of agonistic sports. The print, produced by King and McGaw in New Heaven, was made in preparation to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games held in London. For the event, twelve distinguished British artists of the calibre of Bridget Riley, Tracey Emin and of course Hodgkin were asked to each create a poster that could emblematise the spirit of the game coming to London. While some artists, like Anthea Hamilton and Rachel Whiteread, chose to schematically re-invent the famous Olympic symbol, others like Emin dedicated words of admiration to the Olympians, notoriously writing “you inspire me with your determination and I love you”, Hodgkin, as typical of his practice, decided to focus instead on abstraction and colour. The result, Swimming, is an incredibly enchanting whirlwind of fluid painterly marks that beautifully pay homage to the sport.