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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 75cm x W 98cm
Edition size: 100
Howard Hodgkin's All Alone In The Museum Of Modern Art (signed) is an etching from 1979, estimated to be worth between £3,000 to £4,550. This artwork has been sold twice at auction, with the first sale recorded in June 2004. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|July 2014||Christie's New York - United States||All Alone In The Museum Of Modern Art - Signed Print|
|June 2004||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||All Alone In The Museum Of Modern Art - Signed Print|
This signed etching from 1979 is a limited edition of 100 from Howard Hodgkin’s In the Museum of Modern Art series. The horizontal print presents to the viewer an abstract representation, perhaps a window scene, perhaps a view of an interior space, and is dominated by dark, monochromatic hues – predominantly black, grey and sepia tones.
All Alone In The Museum of Modern Art is one of Hodgkin’s most interesting and surprising works. Known for his vibrant, exuberant and colourful abstract landscapes, Hodgkin departs from colour in this print, privileging instead dark, sombre tones that, together, suggest a feeling of unrest and unease, further evoked by the title of the work.
It is in this work, and the series of prints it sits within, that Hodgkin expressed for the first time his full array of emotional complexity. While the image itself does not lend itself to easy readings, the work of the print locates the image within the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA). It is there, in the enclosed doors of the museum, surrounded by his favourite artists, Hodgkin liked to recount, that the artist remembers spending countless evenings and afternoons.
During World War II, then still a child, Hodgkin and his family fled the United Kingdom and sought refuge from the atrocities of the war in Long Island, where they lived until the end of the war. While the experience marked Hodgkin’s infancy, the familiar walls of MoMA gave the young artist solace and repair, effectively contributing to his interest in art. This print, with its disquieting hues, conveys with intensity this memory of his infancy, defined both by dispossession and solace.