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Signed Print Edition of 100
H 74cm x W 97cm
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|June 2023||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||Early Evening In The Museum Of Modern Art - Signed Print|
|March 2023||Sotheby's London - United Kingdom||Early Evening In The Museum Of Modern Art - Signed Print|
|October 2016||Phillips New York - United States||Early Evening 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 scene, defined by white and black patches of colour and by expressive and gestural brushstrokes on the right side of the print.
Together with the other three prints in the portfolio, Early Evening In The Museum Of Modern Art is above all else the product of an act of recollection, Hodgkin’s childhood memories. After being forced to flee the United Kingdom with his family due to World War II, Hodgkin made way to the United States, moving to New York until the end of the war. It was then, in New York, that a young Hodgkin got in touch for the first time with the wonders of art. Spending many afternoons and evenings sheltered in the walls of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Hodgkin found solace and comfort.
In this print, Hodgkin’s memory comes alive through sombre and dark hues – a striking, yet poignant departure from his distinctive colourful palette made of blues, oranges, yellows and greens. And still, the darkness of the image perfectly evokes the loneliness and bittersweet feelings the artist so vividly describes through the titles of the series.
Reflective and pensive, this print gives access to a more intimate and secluded aspect of Hodgkin’s practice, and indeed of Hodgkin himself, and reveals the ability of the artist in arousing complex emotional responses to his art.