£10,000-£15,000 VALUE (EST.)
$19,000-$28,000 VALUE (EST.)
$17,000-$25,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥90,000-¥130,000 VALUE (EST.)
€11,500-€17,000 VALUE (EST.)
$100,000-$150,000 VALUE (EST.)
¥1,740,000-¥2,620,000 VALUE (EST.)
$12,500-$19,000 VALUE (EST.)
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Signed Print Edition of 55
H 150cm x W 121cm
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|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|January 2023||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|April 2021||Sotheby's New York - United States||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|January 2021||Phillips London - United Kingdom||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|November 2020||Swann Auction Galleries - United States||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|September 2019||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|April 2019||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Night Palm - Signed Print|
|July 2017||Christie's New York - United States||Night Palm - Signed Print|
This signed etching from 1990 is a rare, limited edition of 55 from Howard Hodgkin’s Palms series. The vertical print presents to the viewer a beautiful and simple representation of a palm tree, painted in bright and vibrant greens and yellows, against a dark black background.
Night Palm is one of the latest representations of the tree that Hodgkin embarked upon in this series. The formal composition of the print, dominated by the palm occupying the majority of the image, and the style and technique adopted by Hodgkin are remarkably different from prints like Black Palm and Red Palm. In this print, as well as in Palm And Window and Flowering Palm, Hodgkin’s brushstrokes seem more contained and thought, rather than spontaneous and irreverent.
The image was inspired by the posters of A. M. Cassandre, to whom Hodgkin looked up with admiration. Known for his beautiful commercial posters of the 1940s and 1950s, Cassandre allegedly reminded Hodgkin of a certain post-war glamour and decadence long lost.
Meshing together vivid personal recollections and nostalgia with the early language of commercial advertising, this print offers an insight into an often-overlooked aspect of Hodgkin’s practice, the multitude of art historical sources that he used to create his works.