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Signed Print Edition of 75
H 58cm x W 78cm
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Joe Syer, Head of Urban & Contemporary Art
This signed screenprint from 1971 is a rare, limited edition of 75 from Howard Hodgkin’s Indian Views series. The horizontal print shows a simple and abstract representation. The image is dominated by the sharp contrast between a pitch-black frame, and a yellow rectangle, where a neon green patch of colour sits.
Indian View D is one of the few prints in the series where Hodgkin chose a dark colour to frame the image – other images include Indian View G, Indian View J and Indian View L. Whereas works like Indian View A or Indian View B are dominated by soft yellow tones, here the black and neon green create a stark contrast that disrupts the serenity of the image.
Hodgkin liked to say that he painted “representational pictures of emotional situations” and that he liked to use different colours and different colour arrangements to suggest different emotional states connected to a memory. While most of his works in Indian Views are centred around sepias and warm tones that evoke quaint and peaceful recollections, the palette for this work suggests instead that the image sought to suggest feelings of restlessness.